German Potato Pancakes

German Potato Pancakes


2 ½ pounds russet potatoes, or any starchy potato, peeled and grated very finely

1 yellow onion, very finely grated

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon of salt

¼ cup all-purpose flour

frying oil


After grating the potatoes, using a cloth, squeeze all the liquid out of the potatoes

Place the drained potatoes in a large bowl with the grated onion, salt, eggs and flour.

Mix well with your hands, you want it to be a bit sticky. Add a little flour if it’s too sticky

Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in a pan

Place ⅓ to ½ cup of mixture in the hot skillet

Fry for three to five minutes on each side, until golden brown.

Drain briefly on absorbent paper

Serve immediately, piping hot, with applesauce and a sprinkle of powdered sugar, sour cream or even yogurt.

These can also be served with meat and sauce, using them as a side dish.



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