The dish is prepared from raw peeled potatoes and onions. The potatoes are grated coarsely or fine to your preference. The squeezed out potatoes are mixed with flour, salt and egg. Typical, spices are salt and pepper, maybe nutmeg and parsley. The mixture is dropped by a spoon into hot clarified butter or cooking oil, pressed down a bit with a spatula and fried until crispy. When adding bacon to this recipe, the term”Reibekuchen” is used. Typical side dishes are applesauce, sour cream and smoked salmon.
Can be a quick meal or appetizer. Typical side dishes are applesauce, sour cream and smoked salmon. When adding bacon to this recipe, the term”Reibekuchen” is used. I used a Mandoline Slicer from Amazon like this one to grate the potatoes
Peel and grate potatoes with the yellow onion into a large bowl.
Cover with cold water and let sit for 20 to 30 minutes.
Drain off any excess liquid in a sieve, or squeeze in a cotton towel (flour towel)
Mix in egg, salt, and black pepper.
Add enough flour to make mixture thick, about 2 to 4 tablespoons.
Warm up oven and turn low, about 200 degrees F (95 degrees C).
Heat about a 1/4 inch oil in 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.