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Lokše are a simple Czech potato-based side dish from the countryside. Delicious and easy to make.


Lokše are a kind of potato pancakes that can be served as a savory side dish, especially with roasted goose, or made into sweet dish called Patenty.

Typical for lokše is that they are baked without any fat. Originally, they used to be baked directly on the stove, modern stoves don’t make this possible, so we bake them on a dry pan and if you have a skillet pan or a pancake pan, even better.

Lokše is a regional name. This dish is also called simply bramborové placky (potato pancakes). Also, lokše can be name of wide soup noodles or Patenty.


  • 600 g/21 oz of potatoes boiled in peel
  • 200 g/7 oz of plain flour
  • pinch of salt
  • optional: lard

Just like the potato dumpling and all its variations, this recipe calls for potatoes boiled in peel, the taste is so much better than if you peel the potatoes before boiling. What is do I that I boil them the night before and let them cool over night.

Lokše Recipe

Peel the potatoes and grate them finely.

Add flour and a pinch of salt and incorporate everything well. I don’t mind little chunks of potato but if you do, make sure you grate every last bit of the potatoes.

Take a handful of the dough and roll out a pancake.


Heat up your pan and fry the lokše on both sides.


There might even be bubbles.


You can grease them with some lard while they’re hot.

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