From Gooseberry Patch’s New Big Book of Home Cooking: Homestyle Potato Pancakes


I can’t tell you how excited I was when I got the email that there would be another book to review.  Have you seen a Gooseberry Patch book that WASN’T a winner?  Yeah, me neither!  This one is HUGE! And chock full of recipes you are gonna wanna try!  The first one is a keeper for me for a couple of reasons.  One-it’s about as easy as it gets.  Two-it makes use of something I find hard to use – LEFT OVERS! I don’t know why.  My mom was the queen of leftovers.  She and my granny could make a meal out of scraps I tell you!  Me, not so much.  I try.  But sometimes you can tell I just didn’t know what I was doing.  This recipe makes use of something I usually end up throwing out even though I saved them and had all intentions of using.  But the main thing here is these Homestyle Potato Pancakes were delicious!  I have made latkes many times but never out of mashed potatoes.  What a concept!

Last night I made breakfast for supper.


Eggs, bacon, sausage, ham steak, biscuits and HOMESTYLE POTATO PANCAKES.  One problem.  I didn’t make enough pancakes.  You would think with several pounds of meat plus eggs plus biscuits, one each would have been enough.  Nope.  I will know better next time. OH and there will be a next time.  These were wonderful!


Now as you know, if you follow me or Gooseberry Patch, there is a book giveaway that goes along with my Early Bird Review of this newest book, The Big Book of Home Cooking.


All you have to do is leave a comment at the end of each post pertaining to this giveaway and Early Bird Review and consider yourself entered.  I will be posting at least  4 amazing recipes from this book over the next couple weeks and then on Monday September 12,  I will draw a name from the trusty mason jar and announce the winner.  So counting the earlier post which was really an introduction, you have at least 5 chances to get your name in the drawing!  Who knows, this book is so big (hence the name!) how many recipes I might get posted.  And of course it would be nice of you to tell your friends if you have facebook or a blog of your  own.

NOTE: This HUGE WONDERFUL book will be published September 20th…so if you don’t win, you better get yourself a copy!

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Looks good. Are the recipes in this new book all new, or are they favorites from other Gooseberry Patch books? Thanks.

I wish I could make these now. I LOVE breakfast foods….just don’t always have time to make them in the morning. So it will make a delicious supper! 🙂

Those potato pancakes are making us hungry – thanks for sharing!

Great question, Patricia! This book is filled with best-of recipes, meaning they’re the best of Gooseberry Patch and many have appeared in past publications.

I LOVE Gooseberry Patch books! The recipes look like foods I grew up on. Would love to have it.

this looks good! I’ve gotten a few of theirs on Kindle and they seem so REAL – something real people would make!

Those look so yummy!!


Mmmmm! Please sign me up! I’m feeling lucky! 🙂

Oh boy! These look amazing! Anything with potatoes is a winner in my book and if it’s a Gooseberry recipe, it’s bound to be a keeper! Thank you so much!

Jo Ann Glenn

OMG! I just love potato pancakes. This recipe sounds like the ones my Mom used to make. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!

Angie McCabe



I can’t wait to see this one! =^..^=

Teresa Feiss

I love Gooseberry Patch. . .as well as your blog. Everything looks good. Thank you 😉

laura dansby

Wow i want a free cookbook!!!!

I love making these & so does my family!! My son-in-law never had them till he married my daughter now he loves them to!!

Candice Zeller

These look so good will have to make them the next time we have Breakfast for Dinner!!!! Am I entered into the drawing!!! 🙂

Jo Anne Smith

I would love to have one of these cookbooks. I have 1 or 2 other ones, and they are great. Thanks!

Lisa Boyer

My family loves potato pancakes and those look so good! Thank you for posting this and thanks to Gooseberry Patch for coming up with another fantastic cookbook!

Denise Frederick

I cannot wait to see this book! Love Gooseberry Patch!!
Thank you for the giveaway!

Heidi Giacoletti Markhart

I LOVE potato pancakes! My grandparents came over from the Ukranie and Luthuania, so we grew up on these as kids! Our version of making them is slightly different, but Im sure these taste just as good! They look tasty!!! Thanks for sharing!!

Joni Hendrix

I love any food that made with potatoes. I have had theses many times !I would love to have the new Gooseberry Cookbook .. Sign me up for the cookbook.. I know its a keeper just like all the Gooseberry Cookbooks are .. I love sharing my food & goodiesand reciepes that I get from My Gooseberry Cookbook with Friends.!Thank you !


The potato pancake recipe sounds yummy! Can’t wait to make them…..

Anita Hammer

I hope I win this cookbook.

Melis in Wis.

I love Gooseberry Patch and I’m sure this cookbook will be stellar!

Sara Voges

looks yummy!!! Can’t wait for the giveaway!! Love love Gooseberry Patch!!!

I hope I win! So funny, I was looking for a recipe like this last night, but could find nothing that didn’t ask for cheese. Looks delicious…can’t wait to try it!

Wow, wow, wow! 😀 That looks like such a great book! I would love to win this! It looks like it is packed with good recipes! 😀 Mmm, and the recipe sounds delicious! Can’t wait to see what else you try! ;D

Thank you! 😀
~Miss Rachel P.~


I used to make these many years ago, and for some forgotten reason,
they slipped from my mind.

Certainly would enjoy having this book

Kandi Collins

Can’t wait to see this one!

Sheila Shook

My mom always makes Potatoe cakes and these look as good as hers. Can’t wait to try out the recipes from the new cookbook – which looks great.

Pat Hodge

We had these a lot when I was growing up but not as a breakfast food. We had them with dinner as a side.

Karen T.

Yum…I remember my Granny making a similar recipe. Haven’t thought of them in years! This looks like another great book from Gooseberry Patch!


I LOVE potato pancakes and this recipe sounds like my Mom’s.
It’s a great idea for leftover mashed potatoes.

Sandy Erdman

Oh…Thank you for the recipe…I always wanted to make the pancakes, but wanted something simple, fast and easy…Will be stopping at the Farmer’s Market tomorrow and picking up a few of the ingredients…:)
Sandy Erdman.

Tabatha T

I have been wanting to make these for a while now and I just couldnt get them to turn out! Seeing this I left out a few things…so I cant wait to make these! Thank you so much!

I need to win this book . Love recipes they sound great

Yummy! Never had potatoe pancakes…will have to try and make them.

If this is in the cookbook I know I would love it and even more if it is free. My Mother made these when I was a kid anytime we had left over mashed potatoes!!!

My Mom made these for us when I was a kid anytime we had left over mashed potatoes!! Loved them! Would love to win this cookbook.

Diane Nichols

These are wonderful!!! Would love to win the book!

This looks yummy! Can’t wait til the next recipe comes out!

ann marie

yum that looks good, i’d love to win!

Andi Reese

Breakfast for dinner is always a big hit!!! You made my mouth WATER!!

Kristie Rigo

I love GBP…this book looks awesome!

mary fanara coleman

Wow what a great cookbook. Would love for it to be my 2nd Gooseberry Patch book.

Pat Wasson

Love these – we call them Mashed Potato Cakes and I like to add some shredded cheese to the mixture. I then serve them with sour cream. It’s a childhood fav and I love to make them. I simply love to cook/bake and I love to eat yummy food!


I would love to be entered to win this AWESOME book. Thanks for the chance!

Rhonda Darbro

I LOVE Gooseberry Patch!!! I can hardly wait to get my hands on this one!!!! The Potato Pancakes sound wonderful. I just happen to have leftover mashed potatoes from last night. So, guess what I’m making tonight!!! LOL

Colleen Beaudoin

Potatoe pancakes are always a hit …thanks for posting this recipe