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A stack of German potato pancakes (Reibekuchen)

Potato Pancakes

A taste of Germany. These made-from-scratch Potato Pancakes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine German
Keyword German recipes, pancake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 113kcal
Author Maike




  • Grate potatoes and onion. (I use a box grater.) Transfer shredded potatoes onto a clean kitchen towel. Squeeze excess moisture.
  • Combine grated potatoes, onion, eggs, flour, nutmeg, and salt in a medium mixing bowl.
  • Heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Drop a ¼ cup of the potato pancake mixture into the hot oil. Use the back of the cup to lightly flatten the pancake. Add 3-4 additional scoops (depending on the size of your skillet or frying pan). Make sure to leave space between the pancakes.
  • Fry until golden-brown on both sides, flipping once.
  • Transfer onto a paper towel-covered plate. Allow excess oil to drip off. Serve with a side of apple sauce.



Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 316mg | Potassium: 507mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 68IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg