German Potato Cake (Potthucke)
Servings Prep Time
8servings 25minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
8servings 25minutes
Cook Time
  • 8medium Yukon Gold potatoesdivided 3 + 5
  • 2medium yellow onionsdiced
  • 3 1/2 oz baconminced
  • 1cup 10% cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2tsp salt
  • 1/2tsp black pepper
  1. Pell 3 potatoes and chop them in a 1″ dice. Bring them to a boil in a large pot of salted water. Simmer about 20 minutes until they are fork tender.
  2. Line a 10″ loaf pan with parchment paper. Leave a few inches overhang that you can use to extricate the loaf when done.
  3. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  4. Peel and dice the onions. Heat bacon in a skillet and add the onions. Cook about 8-10 minutes till the bacon has rendered.
  5. When cooked potatoes are done, drain them. Put them through a potato ricer. (Or mash very finely and consistently).
  6. Peel remaining potatoes and roughly grate them.
  7. Mix the cooked potatoes, raw potatoes, with the onions and bacon. Add the cream, eggs and spices. Mix evenly until you have a uniform mixture.
  8. Scrape dough into the loaf pan. Bake about 60 minutes til a toothpick comes out clean. Allow loaf to cool slightly then remove it from the loaf pan.
  9. Transfer to a serving platter. When ready to serve cut it into slices.
  10. Can be reheated by frying on both sides if desired.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
German Potato Cake (Potthucke)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 221 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 118mg 39%
Sodium 133mg 6%
Potassium 710mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 5g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 51%
Calcium 4%
Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.