Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a very old family recipe. These are light - kind of taste like a cross between a potato pancake and a doughnut. Could also be served with powdered sugar instead of the syrup if you wanted. Just plain, old-fashioned German comfort food.


  1. Beat egg yolks until creamy.
  2. Add mashed potatoes and mix well.
  3. Sift flour, salt and baking powder.
  4. Add flour mixture to potatoes.
  5. Beat egg whites until stiff.
  6. Fold egg whites into mixture.
  7. Drop by teaspoonfuls into hot grease or oil.
  8. Serve with syrup while hot.
Most Helpful

I made as directed with no changes. Excellent! I actually served this as a breakfast side, we all really enjoyed the sweetness to the potatoes. Thanks for sharing!

CRYSTALINA Haldeman March 16, 2003