As a general rule, I try not to play favorites with my food. But there are a few exceptions. And German potato pancakes are one of them. There’s just something about the way they are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside that makes my taste buds happy.
Plus, they’re so versatile you can eat them for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! If you’re looking for an easy and satisfying recipe, look no further than this German potato pancake recipe. Enjoy!
Why do I love German Potato Pancakes?
German potato pancakes combine the best of both worlds: crunchy on the outside, and soft and creamy on the inside. The combination of these textures creates an irresistible dish that’s sure to please everyone at your dinner table.
And there’s more to love about German potato pancakes than just their texture. They’re also incredibly versatile you can eat them for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Plus, they pair well with a variety of different toppings such as sour cream, applesauce, cheese, chives, and bacon bits. These tasty little pancakes are definitely my favorite way to enjoy potatoes!
German Potato Pancakes Tips
If you want to make the perfect German potato pancakes, there are a few tips and tricks that will help you get the most out of your recipe.
- First off, make sure that you use the freshest potatoes possible for maximum flavor and texture.
- Secondly, don’t forget about seasoning! Salt and pepper can go a long way in making your pancakes extra tasty.
- Finally, be sure to fry your pancakes at medium heat, so they cook evenly on both sides without burning.
With these tips in mind, you should have no problem creating delicious German potato pancakes every time! Enjoy!
- Large eggs
- Russet potatoes peeled and grated well
- Onion grated well
- Oil for frying
How to make German Potato Pancakes:
Step 1. Place the grated potatoes into a flour sack towel, and wring out as well as you can to remove as much water as possible.
Step 2. Mix together the onion, eggs, salt, flour, and potatoes in a bowl until well combined.
Step 3. Heat a layer of oil in a skillet over medium-high heat, and drop the mixture by ½ cup into the heated oil.
Step 4. Fry evenly on both sides until browned and crispy.
Step 5. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate before serving.
German potato pancakes
- 2 Large eggs
- 2 ½ lbs. Russet potatoes peeled and grated well
- 1 tsp. Salt
- Onion grated well
- ¼ C. Flour
- Oil for frying
- Place the grated potatoes into a flour sack towel, and wring out as well as you can to remove as much water as possible.
- Mix together the onion, eggs, salt, flour and potatoes in a bowl until well combined.
- Heat a layer of oil in a skillet over medium high heat, and drop the mixture by the ½ cup into the heated oil.
- Fry evenly on both sides until browned and crispy.
- Drain on a paper towel lined plate before serving.
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Classic Potato Pancakes Variations
Love classic potato pancakes but looking for something a little different? Not to worry! There are plenty of delicious variations on the classic recipe that you can try.
- For an interesting twist, why not try adding grated Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley to the batter? The addition of these two ingredients will result in savory pancakes with a crispy exterior and creamy interior.
- You could also experiment with adding spices such as garlic powder or cumin to the batter. These additions will give your pancakes an extra kick of flavor without overpowering the natural taste of the potatoes.
- If you’re feeling adventurous, there’s no reason why you can’t combine ingredients from other recipes into your potato pancakes. Try adding grated carrots or zucchini to the batter, or topping them with a dollop of sour cream and fresh herbs.
What is the difference between potato pancakes and latkes?
Potato pancakes are typically made with mashed potatoes. However, latkes are made with shredded hash brown potatoes. Both are seasoned and can have cheese too.
Are potato pancakes the same as hash browns?
No, they aren’t. Hash browns have shredded potatoes. However, potato pancakes are usually made with mashed potatoes.
What kind of potatoes is best?
Russet or Yukon Gold are our preferences. They hold up well to being fried and give you a great texture all around. I don’t recommend using any type of waxy potato, like red potatoes, or they will have a mushy texture.
Can you make potato pancakes ahead of time?
Yes, you can prepare and cook the potato pancakes ahead of time. Then refrigerate until you are ready to reheat and serve. Keep them stored in a container with a lid that is airtight. They will last in the fridge for 5–7 days.
What to Serve with Potato Pancakes
The great thing about potato pancakes is that they can be served any time of day! So they go with all sorts of foods. Here are some suggestions:
- Roasted Chicken
- Pork Chops
- Soups & Stews
- Dipping sauces
- Roasted Vegetables
How to Reheat Potato Pancakes
Put 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Add the potato pancakes and cook until crispy. Serve and enjoy!