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Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 20 mins | Total Time: 30 mins | Servings: 8 pancakes

If you love pancakes, I am very sure that you’ll enjoy these German Potato Pancakes. These delicious pancakes are incredibly easy to whip up using just a few simple ingredients. Serve these pancakes hot out of the pan with your choice of sweet apple sauce. If you prefer savory pancakes, these are also great with sour cream, a garlicky yoghurt sauce, or even a quark (a soft cheese).


1 medium-sized egg

1 small onion

1 lb of potatoes

3 tbsp flour

oil for frying

pinch of salt

pinch of pepper, for savory pancakes

How to make German Potato Pancakes

Step 1: After washing 1 lb potatoes, peel them along with 1 small onion.

Step 2: Using the grating side of a four-sided grater, grate the potatoes into a bowl. Then, grate 1 onion or finely chop using a knife.


Step 3: Drain the excess water from the potatoes. Sprinkle the potatoes with a pinch of salt and pepper for savory pancakes, and add the flour and egg. Mix well using your hands until the batter is well mixed.

Step 4: In a pan, heat 2 tbsp oil. Once hot, add 2 tbsp pancake batter and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Make sure the pancake is not too thick or too large for even cooking. On a paper towel or similar, transfer the pancake. To keep the pancake warm, you can place them in a preheated oven. Cook the rest of the pancake batter, adding more oil as needed.

Step 5: Serve the German Potato Pancakes right away with apple, sauce if you prefer a sweet taste or with sour cream, yoghurt, or quark for savory pancakes. Enjoy!


Enjoy the pancakes hot out of the pan.

If you prefer savory pancakes, add extra salt, pepper, and other spices like garlic powder to the batter.

Nutrition Facts:

Serving: 1g | Calories: 198 kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 30mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g


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