Potato Pancakes


Many Eastern European countries have their own varieties of potato pancakes, including Germany. This simple recipe for German potato pancakes, called kartoffelpuffer (kar‧tof‧fel‧puf‧fer), is easy enough to make at home, and the golden crunchy fried waffles are a real treat, perfectly served with homemade apple sauce (which slices). Oil) or sour cream.



Eating fresh potato pancakes with apple juice at the local weekly outdoor markets, Christmas markets, or during Carnival or Fashing are some of the ways that Germans indulge in this traditional favorite snack. These potato pancakes are also enjoyed as a side dish with meats like roast chicken or pork. Serve as part of a delicious dinner or make mini pies and serve as an appetizer; The kartoffelpuffer is also great at lunch when topped with a hard-boiled egg.




* What do you need :



° Potato bread: 1 large


° Onion: a small grain


° All-purpose flour: 1/4 cup


° 1 egg large (beaten)


° Salt: 1 teaspoon


° Fresh ground pepper: 1/4 teaspoon


° Vegetable oil for frying



* Let’s do it:



  1. The potatoes and onions should be peeled and cut into coarse slices before starting. (I prefer a food processor, but you can also use a mandolin grater or a box grater.) Squeeze the vegetables as dry as possible with a cotton or colander cloth. And please leave it for 120 seconds, then press it to dry again.



  1. Then you get a large bowl and whisk together the flour, eggs, salt and pepper. Make sure to stir the onion and potato mixture so that all of the pieces are covered evenly.




  1. Next, heat two tablespoons of vegetable oil in a medium frying pan until it comes to a boil. At this point, you will need to drop small circles of the potato mixture into the skillet. If needed, you may need to spread it out with the back of a spoon.




  1. Well now, cook over moderate heat for 1-1 / 2 minutes, or until the edges are golden. Turn and cook for 1 minute, or until golden on the bottom.




  1. Finally, strain the excess oil onto a paper towel. Always remember to repeat the process with the remaining potato mixture, adding more oil to the skillet as needed. If you want all of your lattes to be hot and ready to serve at the same time, you can keep heating them in the oven at 200 degrees Fahrenheit while preparing the rest.



Enjoy !



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