I rebelled against making this German Potato Pancake Recipe, aka Kartoffelpuffer, after I had scraped my knuckles grating potatoes. Everyone loved the pancakes, but I had to find easier (and safer) potato pancake recipes. Out came the blender ... and you'll find that recipe linked below. HOWEVER, I've just recently purchased this T-Fal slicer and grater, so now, we're enjoying the traditional German potato pancakes, once again.
My most used kitchen tool has to be, or rather, was my box grater, especially for salads and potato pancakes.
However, scrapped knuckles are now a thing of the past!
Making cucumber salad or grating potatoes for potato pancakes goes so quickly and safely with my new toy, this T-Fal electric food slicer and grater.
I wish I would have bought it years ago! It would have been so easy for the boys to help in the kitchen!
I was always hesitant for them to do any grating until they were older. With this, they could have helped earlier.
This T-Fal one comes with 5 different cones to grate, shred and slice a variety of fruit, vegetables, cheese, and even nuts! A perfect addition for your kitchen or for a bride-to-be.
In the photo above, hubby has loaded his plate of potato pancakes with bacon and plum jam. Me? I like to sprinkle sugar over mine or have some home-made apple sauce on the side. So lecker!
In Germany, these pancakes are readily available at outdoor markets and festivals. One of the reasons is that it's easier and doesn't smell up the kitchen with the "frying smells". Never-the-less, fresh, made-at-home potato pancakes are a treat!
I like to use the side burner of my BBQ in the summer to make these in order to keep the frying smells outside.
If you're wanting to make potato pancakes quickly and don't have an electric grater like I do, then use your blender. You won't have the 'shreds' of potatoes, but the flavor will still be there. Check out my recipe here.
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