In particular these German potato pancakes bring back memories of going to my Oma and Opa’s house. Throughout my childhood and through young adulthood my Oma would regularly make these when we went over to their house. My brother and I would play cards at kitchen table with my Opa while my Oma stood over the stove with the crackling sounds and smells of frying Kartoffelpuffer filling the air. Before long, plates of hot Kartoffelpuffer were set out on the table and we helped ourselves to a sprinkle of powdered sugar and generous heaps of applesauce. My Oma knew to make big batches of these Kartoffelpuffer because my brother and I could rarely get enough of them.
TheDifferent variations of potato pancakes are extremely popular in many parts of the world including the United States. Now, you can make them at home with this simple recipe for German potato pancakes.
2 1/4 cups coarsely shredded peeled potatoes
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1/3 cup flour
1/2 tsp. salt
Pinch of pepper
Combine all ingredients. Heat 2 Tbsp. oil in a hot skillet.
Pour batter (1/4 cup at a time) into the oil. Spread to flatten. Fry on one side, then flip to fry on second side.
As a variation, you may add less onion and add some chopped apple instead.