Potato Pancakes

Potato pancakes, Kartoffelpuffer, Latkes

Also called Kartoffelpuffer in Germany, or Latkes in Sweden. It’s an easy dish and could be served as an appetizer.

Potato Pancakes

Potato Pancakes


  • This is a quick lunch, dinner or just an appetizer. Eaten with apple sauce, sour cream or anything you desire.
  • 4 large potatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • Black pepper
  • 2 cups vegetable oil for frying


  • Grate potatoes (finely) with onion into a large bowl. Drain off any excess liquid, or squeeze in a cotton towel.
  • Mix in egg, salt, and black pepper. Add enough flour to make mixture thick, about 2 to 4 tablespoons all together.
  • Warm up oven to low, about 200 degrees F (95 degrees C).
  • Heat about a 1/4 inch oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Drop two or three 1/4 cup mounds into hot oil, and press down to make 1/2 inch thick pancakes. Fry, turning once, until golden brown. Transfer to paper towel lined plates.
  • Keep warm in oven until serving time, then repeat until all the mixture is used.

Nutrition information

6 to 8 Servings

Potato Pancakes
Potato Pancakes
Potato pancakes, Kartoffelpuffer, Latkes
Potato pancakes
Potato pancakes, Kartoffelpuffer, Latkes

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