Monday, September 8, 2014

Kartoffelpuffer/German Potato Pancakes ~~ German Cuisine

After France, we are still travelling in Europe with German cuisine for this month's long blogging marathon, for the alphabet 'G' i picked German cuisine as this cuisine is one among the cuisine i want to explore more..German regional cuisine can be divided into many varieties such as Bavarian cuisine (southern Germany), Thuringian (central Germany), Lower Saxon cuisine or those of Saxony-Anhalt.I picked this Kartoffelpuffer aka potato pancakes are from Bavarian cuisine.The Bavarian dukes, especially the Wittelsbach family, developed bavarian cuisine and refined it to be presentable to the royal court. This cuisine has belonged to wealthy households, especially in cities, since the 19th century. The old Bavarian cuisine is closely connected to Czech cuisine and Austrian cuisine (especially from Tyrol and Salzburg), mainly through the Wittelsbach and Habsburg families. Already in the beginning, Bavarians were closely connected to their neighbours in Austria through linguistic, cultural and political similarities, which also reflected on the cuisine.Coming to this German potato pancakes,there are two different German words exists  for this potato pancakes, reibekuchen or kartoffelpuffer. Its seems Kartoffelpuffer are fingerly grated pancakes came from Bavarian cuisine, while reibekuchen are more coarsely grated which is well known as German potato pancakes.However my German potato pancakes goes for the finely grated potatoes, hence this dish is Kartoffelpuffer.

Kartoffelpuffer, Kartoffenkuche,Reibekuchen,German potato pancakes

Usually this Kartoffelpuffer is served along with applesauce for either breakfast, for lunch or for dinner. However this Kartoffelpuffer can also called as Kartoffenkuche, this german potato pancakes can be enjoyed both warm or cold as they wont stay crispy, this pancakes will be soggy but however when served with applesauce, anyone can have this beautiful dish during anytime of the day.But i served simply mine without applesauce for our breakfast and we loved it very much. This pancakes are quite filling when served along with a cup of coffee or tea to kick start a day.

Kartoffelpuffer, Kartoffenkuche, German Potato Pancakes

Recipe Souce: Winey Tomato
6nos Russet potatoes
1no Large onion
2tbsp Olive oil
1tsp Salt
1tsp Pepper powder
1no Whole egg
3tbsp All purpose flour

Peel and grate the potatoes finely.  

Take the grated potatoes in a large muslin or cotton dish towel.  Pick up the four corners, then gather the edges.  Twist the towel over the sink, and squeeze the potatoes.

Continue twisting and squeeze until the potatoes are dry to touch.

Grate the onions and squeeze the moisture of the onion in the same way as potatoes.

 Take the grated potatoes and onion in a large bowl.  Add all other ingredients and mix well with your hands.

Heat 2 tbsp of oil on medium heat in a pan.

Take about 1/2 cup of potatoes and roll into a ball.

Flatten ball into a patty and fry on each side until golden brown.

Serve with warm applesauce.


  1. Love the perfectly browned pancakes. Apples and potatoes sure is a much loved combo in that part of the world.

  2. Nice way to start a day. Isn't it interesting how the name of a dish can change depending on how the potatoes are cut/grated? Nice to know. Pancakes look scrumptious

  3. I thought these were similar to latkes until read that squeezing potato gratings part. :) Make a yummy breakfast.

  4. Potato cakes sound so interesting and that stack there is so inviting..looks great and tempts you....very well made.

  5. Looks good kids will love this, planning to make this for dinner tomorrow.

  6. I love all the lovely dishes u r coming up with akka... keep it going...

  7. Delicious breakfast and as suma said it is much similar to latkes!!

  8. Pancake looks perfectly browned and tasty. Lovely choice ...

  9. Yet another delicious sounding pancakes..I guess we have so many pancakes coming up from all the countries..very nice!

  10. Delicious! They have such a gorgeous colour

  11. looks very delicious pancake,unique :)

  12. Yumm, yumm, such a delicious and addictive potato snack.

  13. perfectly made pancakes.. looks super tempting..

  14. Omg wonderfully stacked pancakes there :) looks so so soft and yummy , I love potato pancake a lot and they are tempting me :)

  15. Nice to read about the ways it is called based on how it is grated! And looks so good too...

  16. G'day Your German pancakes look delicious Priya! YUM!
    Cheers! Joanne @what's On The List

  17. Love that nice golden color looks so delicious.

  18. The pics are so very inviting and I love your recipe too. The girls want me to make the pancakes again so this time I will follow your recipe.Tks.

  19. Very interesting potato pancakes. Looks so inviting...


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