German potato pancakes Recipe

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Recipe Intensity: Easy

Table of Contents


  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and grated
  • 1 small onion, grated
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil (for frying)
  • Applesauce and sour cream (for serving)


  1. Prepare Potatoes and Onion: Peel and grate the potatoes and onion. Place them in a clean kitchen towel and squeeze out as much liquid as possible.
  2. Mix Ingredients: In a large bowl, combine the grated potatoes and onion, eggs, flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and nutmeg. Mix well until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  3. Heat Oil: Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Form Pancakes: Scoop about 1/4 cup of the potato mixture and flatten it into a pancake shape. Carefully place it into the hot oil. Repeat with the remaining mixture, cooking in batches to avoid overcrowding the skillet.
  5. Fry Pancakes: Fry the pancakes for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown and crispy. Remove them from the skillet and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil.
  6. Serve: Serve the potato pancakes hot, with applesauce and sour cream on the side.

Nutritional Information (per serving, assuming recipe makes 4 servings):

  • Calories: 310
  • Total Fat: 18g
    • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 70mg
  • Sodium: 660mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 30g
    • Dietary Fiber: 3g
    • Sugars: 2g
  • Enjoy these traditional German potato pancakes, perfect for a savory breakfast, a light lunch, or a tasty snack!

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