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This is pretty much exactly how I make them which is how my father taught me which was the recipe he got in Germany from his grandmother which she got from ... well you get the idea. Very basic ingredients, you can see why this is such an ancient dish. I make a big stack for dinner, it's a family favorite. You can garnish with either apple sauce or sour cream. The only problem with this recipe is that she doesn't mention squeezing out the water after the potato and onion have been grated. This is key. Then might need a bit less flour, try 1/4 cup. I also add a couple of large cloves of minced garlic. These are really scrumptuous.

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Southern Man March 22, 2009

Great hit with DS! I used green onions instead of regular onions, because I thought they'd make a nice color contrast, but they cooked sooo much faster than the potatoes....I should have used regular onions! Regardless, they are delicious. Thanks for sharing!

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breezermom May 27, 2010

Made these this morning as I was craving potato pancakes. They turned out GREAT! The only thing that I did "off-recipe" was to follow some tips provided by other posters for this and other potato pancake type recipes -- 1. Shredded the onion and potatoes using the Cuisinart--first by passing through the grating disc, then passing the mixture through the regular processor blade for 3 -4 pulses. 2. Took the entire potato and onion "pulp" and squeezed out the excess liquid using a clean tea towel. Mmmmmmm. Debber is right--just like Nana used to make! Thanks for posting

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soloist66 December 25, 2008

These were very good. Very similar to the ones that I make. I would suggest to anyone else making these to drain as much of the liquid off as possible before cooking them. These are very crisp and tender, just the way we like them. Thanks for sharing.

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~Nimz~ March 03, 2007

Absolutely a perfect recipe for potato pancakes! I did cheat a bit and instead of shredding potatoes I bought some refrigerated shredded potatoes instead (time crunch was on for me!) and they worked out perfectly! My grandson who is 5 ate two pancakes and kept dipping them in his applesauce without my even suggesting it! There is some German blood running through him! Thanks so much for sharing. I made this on my journey to the German Region during ZWT6 with the Zwizzle Chicks team.

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HokiesMom May 31, 2010

I wanted potatoes for breakfast and these were a great way to prepare them! I did add a little pepper. My DH and I enjoyed them, thanks Debber! Made for the Looney Spoon Phoodies for Zaar World Tour#6.

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Sharon123 May 25, 2010

delicious! we added some seasoning to make it a little more savory to use as a side for roast chicken. very nice texture, not at all soggy like some are. made for zwt6

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Queen Dana May 22, 2010

Great potato pancake. Fried them in the bacon fat rendered from the bacon I served alongside and - MAN - were they good! Served with greek yogurt, apple sauce and a sprinkling of chives. Excellent.

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evelyn/athens May 22, 2010

These were good. I put my potatoes into salted water to keep them from changing color. Make sure you get all the water out if you do that. These are a tad bit puffy, like pancakes, but only a tiny bit. I liked the texture.

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MoreWithLessMom May 13, 2009

My dad used to make these too and his mom before him.Very good!

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shellbee January 29, 2009
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