Kartoffelpuffer – German Potato Pancakes

Potato pancake with homemade applesauce and sour cream. The way they should be.

We celebrated my Dad’s birthday on Sunday with his favorite meal of roast pork, potato pancakes – Kartoffelpuffers to be precise – and sauerkraut.

Kirsten has always been the head kartoffelpuffmisteress in the house.
Dad is always chef #2. (Mom always smartly stays out of the kitchen 🙂 )
Vince: der kartofflepuffer-bursche in training.

German Potato Pancakes (Kartoffelpuffer) – makes 16

Betty Crocker International Cookbook

  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1/4 butter or oil

Shred enough potatoes to measure 4 cups; drain.  Mix potatoes, eggs, onion, flour and salt.  Heat 2 T. of fat in skillet on medium heat until hot.  Pour in about 1/4 cup batter for each pancake.  Flatten each with spatula into pancake about 4 inches in diameter.

Cook pancakes until gold brown, about 2 minutes on each side.  Keep warm in oven.  Repeat with remaining batter.  Add more oil/butter if needed.

I like mine with applesauce and sour cream.

Kids table. Penalty points for A-1 sauce with pork. Come on!
Owen fulfilling his duties as official present opener.
Happy Birthday Dad! Connor: bonus points for the sweet mustache.
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