Combine first 5 ingredients in a medium mixing bowl; stir well. Combine eggs, milk, potatoes, and shortening; beat well. Stir into dry ingredients.
For each pancake, pour 1/4 cup batter onto a hot, lightly greased griddle. Cook until tops are covered with bubbles and edges are slightly dry. Turn and cook until bottom sides are browned. Serve with butter and syrup.
Oxmoor House Homestyle Recipes