German Potato Pancakes


2 ½ pounds Russet potatoes, or any starchy potato, peeled and grated very finely

1 yellow onion, grated very fine

2 large eggs

1 tsp salt

¼ cup all purpose flour

Oil for frying


After grating the potatoes, using a towel, thoroughly wring out all the liquid from the potatoes

Place the drained potatoes into a large bowl with the grated onion, salt, eggs and flour.

Mix it thoroughly with your hands, you want it to be somewhat tacky. Add a little more flour if it is too sticky

Heat 3 tbsp oil in a skillet

Place ⅓ to ½ a cup of mixture into the hot skillet

Fry for three to five minutes on each side, until they are golden.

Briefly drain on paper towels

Serve immediately, while hot with applesauce and a sprinkle of powdered sugar, sour cream or even yogurt.

These could also be served with meat and a gravy, using these as a side dish.


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