Recipes from Germany: Kartoffelpuffer (Potato Pancakes)

Recipes from Germany

Kartoffelpuffer (Potato Pancakes)

Country: Germany
Course: Side
Makes: 6 to 8 Servings


  • 1 3/4 lbs baking potatoes, peeled and coarsely shredded
  • 1 medium yellow onion, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 5 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup corn oil
  1. Heat the oil in a heavy skillet. To test readiness, drop a little bit of potato into the oil--if bubbles form, the oil is ready. Scoop up the potato mixture in 1/4 cup portions and drop onto the skillet. Flatten with your spatula to about 1/4 inch thickness.
  2. Cook the pancakes for about 2 1/2 to 3 minutes on both sides, or until nicely brown and crisp in texture. Keep warm between layers of paper towels until ready to serve. Serve with applesauce.