Oma's German Potato Pancake Recipe
In Germany, these German potato pancakes, aka Kartoffelpuffer, are readily available at outdoor markets and festivals. Now, make them at home because these fresh, made-at-home potato pancakes are a treat!
about 30 minutes
about 50 minutes
Makes about 12 'hand-sized' pancakes or 20 small ones
- 5 - 6 potatoes, peeled (see hints below)
- 3 egg
- 1 small onion, grated
- 1 tsp salt
- 4 tbsp flour
- butter or oil for frying
- Preheat oven to 300 °F. Put cookie sheet into oven.
- Grate potatoes. Put grated potatoes (in batches) into a dish towel and squeeze to remove as much moisture as possible.
- Put 'dried' grated potatoes into a large bowl. Add eggs, grated onions, salt, and flour. Mix well.
- Using a large spoon, drop batter into hot oil/butter in a large frying pan. Fry until brown (about 3-4 minutes), flip over, and continue frying until cooked through and crispy brown (about 3-4 minutes).
- Remove and keep warm in oven. Continue frying till all batter is used, adding more butter or oil as needed.
- Serve with applesauce, sprinkle with sugar, jam, or serve plain.
- Please use butter, if possible. Oil will work, but you can't beat the butter flavor! Or use a mixture of butter and oil.
- Change the quantities as needed. Depending on the moisture content of your potatoes, you may need to add an extra egg. OR, you may need to add more flour.
- Grate your potatoes as fine or as coarse as you wish.
- Adding the onion is optional.
- The traditional German recipe calls for peeling the potatoes. Keeping the skin on when you have nice, new potatoes, though, is healthier (and quicker)
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