Omelet with grated potatoes

This vegetarian omelet with grated potatoes is wonderfully airy and crunchy. I’m using sweet potato today. I use 1 egg and 1 potato. That makes three omelets. I keep the rest of the ingredients the same. Nice and high on flavor, just as I like. Here’s Beb’s recipe.

This recipe is made in 30 minutes and is enough for 3 people.

Omelet with grated potatoes #337 translated from Beb Vuyk’s Groot Indonesisch Kookboek, page 280.


  • 2 eggs
  • 4 potatoes grated
  • oil or butter


  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon sambal ulek
  • juice of 1 clove of garlic
  • salt
  • pepper
  1. Beat the eggs lightly with the onions, sambal, garlic juice, salt and pepper.
  2. Coarsely grate the potatoes and mix them into the batter.
  3. Bake cookies in the frying pan in the three-in-a-pan manner.

Three in the pan is a (Dutch) traditional mini pancake cooked, as the name suggests, by putting three dollops of batter in one pan. My mom used to make them with raisins. Delicious but today our three-in-a-pan are savory.

My sambal is not in the picture, but I add half a rawit. Half a chili is also good in terms of spiciness. Homemade sambal goes great with these omelets. Find all my sambal recipes here.

It really is a super easy recipe: mix the ingredients with the grated potato and make pancakes that you fry in oil or butter. I use a quarter teaspoon salt and half a teaspoon pepper for my quantity (3 pancakes). For Beb’s recipe I would go for half a teaspoon of salt and a whole teaspoon of pepper. Salamat makan!

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