This potato pancakes recipe is my variation of the potato kugel similar to that traditional Dibbelabbes dish from Saarland. It's baked in the oven, like a potato gratin or casserole, and gets a wonderful crispy dark crust on top and bottom and the insides are lovely tender, almost creamy!
If, however, you're looking for the fried potato pancakes, check out this easy recipe I make using a blender. I prefer to fry these outside using the side burner of the BBQ to keep the smell outside.
I mentioned Dibbelabbes above. That's from Saarland and is made in a similar fashion, only it has leeks and smoked meat added. It is then baked in a cast iron "Dibbe" or gratin dish.
In Germany, 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! So, I usually make them outside on the BBQ's side burner. Now, though, this Potato Pancakes recipe (or casserole) will be used instead, especially when it's too cold out!
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