German Potato Pancakes - Kartoffelpuffer

"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."
 
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photo by Dreamer in Ontario
Ready In:
25mins
Ingredients:
7
Serves:
4
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ingredients

  • 1 lb potato (about 2 medium or 3 small Russets or other starchy potato)
  • 12 onion
  • 34 - 1 teaspoon salt (start with a lower amount, you can add salt at the table)
  • ground pepper
  • freshly ground nutmeg (optional and to taste)
  • 1 egg
  • oil (for frying)
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directions

  • 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.

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Reviews

  1. EyeGuy
    Very good, very easy, and gluten free ( a dietary need for my daughter).
     
  2. Dreamer in Ontario
    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.
     
  3. Sharon123
    Very nice! I halved the recipe and enjoyed them. The nutmeg was nice. Thanks! Made for Best of 2010 game.
     
  4. evelynathens
    Good version of potato pancakes. The nutmeg was a nice touch. Thanks. :-)
     
  5. Dienia B.
    these are so easy and taste good i made them with recipe #437859 and they worked perfectly good basic recipe everyone should have in cookbooks
     
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