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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I would love to have this cookbook. I have one Gooseberry Patch cookbook and every recipe that I have tried so far is good. I want to try the recipe you just gave as well. thanks

Karen Marshall

I’m gonna make these soon as possible! My family and I love potato pancakes with pot roast smothered in gravy!!

Debbie Broussard

Would love to win this cookbook! Recipe looks yummy!

ginny voress

I’ve been looking for a good potato pancake recipe. This may be it!

ginny voress

Another great book from Gooseberry Patch! They are fantastic!

Paula List-Min

I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks, love trying out the new recipes and of course after a few times adding your own twists. Was laid off for 14 months just went back to work so money is tight. Usually go to the library and check out some cookbooks and copy a few new ones I would like to try. Is there a store any longer? I know there use to be one in Delaware but thought they closed down and moved.

Love the cookbooks

P.S. Is there a diabetic baking one?


I love these they are even better with caramelized onions

Donna Carraher

I want to try this recipe and I would love to win the book!

Pam Durham

Looking forward to the preview of recipes; and hoping to win a copy of the cookbook to add to my Gooseberry Patch cookbook collection!

Tamela James

My mom always made these when I was little. We add a bit of shredded cheese to ours. Yummy.

I would love to own this cookbook and see what other great recipes are included.

Thank you.

Pam Massey

love this book- and these sound wonderful:)

Katrinia Monroe

Those look amazing. I will have to try those for supper one night. This cookbook looks to be their best one yet. I hope that I can get this one for my collection.

Katrinia Monroe

Those look amazing. I can’t wait to try these for supper. Breakfast is my favorite type of food. This looks to be Gooseberry Patch’s best cookbook yet. I hope to get this book for my collection. Thanks for sharing.


I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks and would love to have this one!

sue gibson

cant wait till this comes out and would love to win it!

Sherry Doucet

These sound delicious, am going to try this weekend

I would like to be entered into this giveaway and I have a few other Gooseberry Patch cookbooks and I love all of them!

E Aoki

Would love to win this book. I am addicted to the Gooseberry recipe books!


I would love to win this cookbook!

Susan Shilo

This book will be amazing!! I know you will love cooking from it and so will all the Gooseberry book lovers!! Have fun!!


I would love to win this cookbook to add to my collection. If it’s a gooseberry patch book, then you know it’s going to have the very best recipes in it! They are the best! Down home cooking. I love them!!!


Would so love to win this cookbook. My husband does not think I need it but have never found a Gooseberry cookbook that did not have good recipes and he likes to eat!

Judy Henfey

I love your blog & Gooseberry Patch! Thank you for the opportunity to win a GP cookbook. I recently discoverd them and the world of blogging! Very addicting but fun! This cookbook looks like it owuld be a great gift for a new bride or new cook. :0)

judy lange

I just LOVE you site!!!! And I’d LOVE this cookbook, too!!!!!!! I am a forever follower!!!


My mom used to make pancakes out of mashed potatoes. My sister and dad loved them, I really didn’t like them at all. I do like potato pancakes made from raw potatoes.

Debbie McMurry

Love your cookbooks and have collected many. Great recipes and just so cute to look at!
Would love to win this one too!

Love potato pancakes!!

Linda Brummett

Looks REALLY good! I NEED this cookbook! Please? :o)


I love breakfast for supper! These sound great for a nice cool fall evening meal. Comfort food at its best.

Sarah Putnam

We love potato pancakes and I would love to win the cookbook. Thanks and have a great day.

This looks like good hearty food!

Connie Miller

I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks and I love the recipes, everyone I have tried has been great. I just wish more stores carried the books.
I would love to win a new cookbook, my birthday is September and like I tell all Gooseberry patch anything is cool with me for a present.
I will be trying this recipe…..thanks.

There is nothing that says LOVE more than a home cooked meal. Love everything Gooseberry.

Another great book from Gooseberry Patch!


would love to have this cookbook. I really need the help 🙂

Alicia B

I am a major Gooseberry Patch fan!!! Love the cookbooks and I buy them whenever I can…I even request them as gifts! Can’t wait to get my hands on this one:)


My mother used to make these all the time when I was growing up, it’s so neat to see them in the Gooseberry Patch cookbook. I’m a big fan of Gooseberry Patch and have many many of their cookbooks. I would LOVE to add this to my collection.

Pam Massey

for the labor day weekend- my wonderful husband and a friend started by dream project- sunroom/craftroom- for all my stuff:) i love to scrapbook and make paper crafts and crochet a little – sew and well you know how it is- and i love cooking- a big fan of gooseberry patch how about you?

PatsyAnne Byron

I tried them, I tried them and they are REALLY GOOD! Would love this cookbook and would use it all the time! I didn’t want to post until I tried the recipe, not another cookbook for my counter – BUT after I tried the recipe I say – YES the BEST cookbook for my counter!

mary fanara coleman

I like those homestyle potato pancakes..yummmmm

Leanna Morris

Those potato pancakes looks de-lish! Really want to get this book!

Ahh potato pancakes are one of the best holiday comfort food! I would love a chance to win the recipe book!

This one reminded me of my mother, she used to make potato pancakes alot. Thanks for pointing this one out and another chance to win the Gooseberry Patch Cookbook. hugs Marie (Arlene Marie Pitts, email

those sound oh, yummy

GBP recipes are so good.

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Susan Hatcher

My mom used to make these for us. I love potatoes anyway you cook them…can’t wait to try these myself. Would love to win the cookbook.