German Potato Pancakes

Isn’t it amazing how a few simple ingredients can create such a flavourful family favourite -German Potato Pancakes?  Many cultures have a potato pancake version and since there aren’t many ingredients there isn’t really much variation in them. The biggest variation is onion? or no onion?  I went with the onion this time.  Our family recipe doesn’t have onion but a girlfriend made a batch and sent us over some for a treat.  We liked them so much we may have to go with the onion version from now on!

I use a mandolin to grate the potatoes. I find long thin strips make the best texture.  You can use a box grater or a grater disc in your food processor.  You want the potato to have some texture so be careful with a food processor that you don’t grate it too finely.

grated-potatoes

Topped with a bit of sour cream or apple sauce they can be a meal on their own.

german-potato-pancakesI also made an Apple/Onion Sauerkraut with Sausage and Pretzel Sausages to go with them.

pretzel-sausage-sauerkraut

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German Potato Pancakes
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine German
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
pancakes
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine German
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
pancakes
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Peel and dice onions.
  2. Peel and grate potatoes. (See notes above).
  3. Mix onions, potatoes, flour and salt in a large bowl.
  4. Heat vegetable oil in one or 2 large skillets. Pour about 3/4-1 cup of potato mixture into the pan. Flatten with a spatula. Don't over crowd the pancakes.
  5. Cook uncovered on low heat about 10 minutes per side. Check for doneness since the thickness of the pancake can affect cook time.
  6. Serve with a sour cream and/or apple sauce on the side.

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