Potato Pancakes - Kartoffelpletter

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins

These Danish treats are not like the traditional "latkes", but are made with rye flour and rolled out into cakes and cooked on a hot griddle. Serve them with melted butter and honey or Danish Brandy Sauce-Cognacsauce

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 14 lbs potatoes
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup rye flour
  • 1 14 cups white flour
  • 2 egg whites, beaten until just frothy


  1. Cook the potatoes in their jackets, in a pot of boiling water, until just tender. Drain and cool slightly.
  2. Peel potatoes, add salt and mash while warm.
  3. Work the flours into the mashed potatoes, a little at a time with egg whites. Knead the dough well. (You may have to use more or less flour).
  4. Divide dough into eight pieces and roll each piece on a lightly floured board into a thin round cake.
  5. Cook on both sides on a greased griddle over medium-low heat until done. Watch them closely to keep them from burning.
  6. Serve with toppings of your choice.
Most Helpful

These were unlike anything I have tried before, they were like a latke and tortilla combined. I didn't want to throw out the egg yolks so I had scrambled eggs and ketchup on top, rather than a sweet syrup. Very, very filling! For ZWT9 family picks :)

Random Rachel August 27, 2013