German potato pancakes Recipe


1 pound peeled and grated potatoes

1 small onion, finely chopped

1 egg

3 tablespoons flour

Salt and pepper to taste

Vegetable oil for frying

Optional toppings: applesauce, sour cream, Smoked salmon or sauerkraut

Optional side dishes: green salad or sauerkraut


Grate potatoes and squeeze out excess moisture with a kitchen towel. Mix the grated potatoes with the chopped onion.

In a separate bowl, mix egg, flour, salt and pepper until smooth.

Gradually mix the egg mixture into the potato-onion mixture.

Heat the oil in a pan over medium-high heat.

Add a spoonful of the potato mixture to the pan and flatten it into flat cakes.Fry for 3-4 minutes on each side

until golden brown and crispy. Drain on paper towels.

Serve hot with your favorite dressings and side dishes.


Keep cooked pancakes warm in a low oven if not serving immediately. Leftovers can be refrigerated and reheated.


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