German Potato Pancakes


German Potato Pancakes

Lu Hirsch – Evangelical Lutheran Free Church (Germany)
Course Side Dish
Cuisine German
Servings 4


  • 4 1/2 lbs. potatoes
  • Sunflower oil or other fat
  • Salt


  • Peel the potatoes and grate coarsely or finely, whatever you prefer, with a kitchen grater.
  • Add 1/2 tsp of salt to the mixture and stir.
  • Heat sunflower oil or other fat in a pan for frying.
  • Use a spoon to add the potato mixture to the hot oil and flatten slightly.
  • Fry the potato mixture until one side is golden brown. Turn the potato pancake and fry on the other side.
  • Enjoy your meal!


You can also add sugar, cinnamon, and applesauce on top of your potato pancakes.
Keyword Europe, German