Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins
Posting for ZWT 6 for Germany. Recipe states: German potato pancakes are a real treat and something Germans miss when they move away. Eating freshly made potato pancakes with applesauce in the out-of-doors at a weekly market or carnival is a wonderful way to do indulge. Now, you can also make them at home with this simple recipe for potato pancakes.
- Peel and grate potatoes (or use frozen or refrigerated hashbrowns). Place the grated potatoes in a clean dishcloth or cheesecloth and squeeze the liquid out of them into a bowl. Let the liquid stand a few minutes, then drain the liquid, leaving potato starch at the bottom of the bowl. Add the potatoes.
- Grate the onion over the potatoes. Add dried onion flakes for part or all of the onion, if you like. Add salt, pepper, nutmeg and egg. Mix thoroughly.
- Heat oil in a frying pan. You can use a non-stick pan and just a few drops of oil, if you wish, but for best results use 1/8 to 1/4 inch of oil.
- Using about 1/2 cup, drop the potato mixture into hot oil and flatten with the back of a spoon. Fry 4-5 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve hot with applesauce and maybe a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Very good, very easy, and gluten free ( a dietary need for my daughter).
These were wonderful, enjoyed by all. I only wish I had double the recipe (ended up with 5 pancakes). I did use the optional nutmeg and felt the flavor suited the kartoffelpuffer very well. Made for ZWT6 Seasoned Sailor and his Sassy Sailors.
Very nice! I halved the recipe and enjoyed them. The nutmeg was nice. Thanks! Made for Best of 2010 game.