By Debber on September 20, 2006
Photo by HokiesMom
Photo by HokiesMom
"Just like Gramma used to make on the old wood-burning stove! Excellent to serve with bacon and eggs for breakfast or as a side-dish for a light supper during Advent. Similar to hash-browns ONLY BETTER!"
Serving Size: 1 (306 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"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"
"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."
"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."
"My dad used to make these too and his mom before him.Very good!"
"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"
"I had these at a Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Market) in Heidelberg, Germany, this year and wanted to make them at home. This recipe sounded like what I ate so I tried it out. They were perfect and my family loved them. These are now a staple at my house."
"I made this today for brunch for my family. They loved it. I made as written and it was almost too easy when I used the food processor to grate the onion and potatoes. Thanks for the recipe."
"My daughter absolutely loved these she said these 100% great."
"My dad used to make these when I was young. They are just as yummy as I remember. They taste wonderful dipped in a little sour cream! Everyone loved them. Thanks for sharing!"
"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."