Potato Pancakes


GERMAN POTATO PANCAKES

2 1/4 cups coarsely shredded peeled potatoes
1/2 cup diced onions
1/3 cup flour 1 egg
1/2 tsp. salt
Pinch of pepper

Combine all ingredients.

Heat 2 Tbsp. oil in a hot skillet.

Pour batter (1/4 cup at a time) into the oil. Spread to
flatten. Fry on one side, then flip to fry on second side.
As a variation, you may add less onion and add some chopped
apple instead.


Finally decided to post a recipe for Potato Pancakes.   There are times when I crave the simplest peasant food and this always hits the spot.

Potato Pancakes 1
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6 Comments

  1. Ah the taste of potato pancakes on a Friday night at grandmas house. Hers were the best no matter how I try I cannot replicate them, probably because grandmas never use a measuring cup they just dip their hand into the flour bin. I still remember that specific fry pan, no other was ever used, maybe that has something to do with it. In the mid 1980’s when is seemed everyone in the steel industry lost their job my dad included we ate a lot of potato pancakes, inexpensive, filling and good to eat, back in the day when everyone ate at the same time at the same table, life was good.

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    1. It took me years to realize that PART of the flavor in my Gram’s ‘tater pancakes was the fact that she added bacon fat INTO the mix. And of course she fried hers in about 1/2” of fat and I do the lower fat method.
      Now that it’s just the two of us — we ALWAYS eat at the same time. 🙂
      We still eat them quite frequently. It’s just a comfort food for me.

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