Potato Pancake Recipe for the simple Kitchen

Reibekuchen als Beilage angerichtet.


Mhhh, today my Potato Pancake recipe comes into your kitchen. Grandma’s potato buffers are even available in a vegan version and that’s a reason to read on…

You can prepare your buffers with raw potatoes or with cooked ones. By the way, the buffer of boiled potatoes would then be a Berner Roesti. 

Stick with it now: there’s a simple recipe for you … no matter whether you want to serve the buffers with oat flakes and egg, without oat flakes and egg, with or without onion, as a side dish or as a classic with apple sauce.

I will answer your cooking question at the end of the page using the comment function. Until then I wish you a lot of fun reading and good luck! 

Potato pancakes frying in the pan.

Potato pancakes made easy…I like to prepare the pancakes exclusively with grated, raw potatoes.  These buffers are quick and easy to prepare, the variants with egg and oatmeal can also be found at the end of the recipe page.

1. The most Important Points for the Preparation of Crispy Pan Potato Cakes

In a nutshell, I have summarized the most important things for the preparation below…

  • Preferably a predominantly waxy potato variety. All other varieties work with my recipe too. The predominantly waxy variety produces particularly fine buffers.
  • You can prepare the buffers with or without oat flakes and egg.
  • As an alternative to oat flakes you can use rice flour, chickpea flour or a little cornflour.
  • The egg-free buffer is vegan and therefore ideal for the guest kitchen.
  • Buffers prepared with oat flakes, chickpea flour or rice flour are gluten-free!

The potato pancakes taste wonderful as a side dish or as a main course potato pancake with apple sauce or apple compote.

German crispy potato fritter named "Reibekuchen" recipe picture

Potato pancakes, served with apple sauce and mint. Prepare the pancakes with finely chopped rosemary and combine with apple sauce and cinnamon… it tastes great!

German Reibekuchen crispy potato cake with sugar and mint.

Potato pancakes with sugar and cinnamon.

2. Recipe Potato Pancake

Before I start my buffer tip for the guest kitchen: You can keep the fried out potato buffers German “Reiberdatschi” warm in the oven at 140-160°C or prepare them and warm them up when the guests are there…. following many photos… Good luck!

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Crispy Potato Pancakes
Potato pancake recipe with many step by step photos. Prepare crispy potato fritter like a chef. Instructions by chef and food-photographer Thomas Sixt.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Courses, Side Dishes
Cuisine: French Recipes, German Recipes
Keyword: Gluten Free Recipes
Servings: 2 Portions
Calories: 559kcal
Author: Thomas Sixt
Basic Ingredients
  • 600 g potatoes mainly waxy potatoes
  • 1 tsp salt I use Ursalt or Himalaya salt
  • 4-6 pinches black pepper
  • 4 pinches nutmeg
  • 20-70 ml sunflower oil You can also use rapeseed oil or clarified butter!
Optional Ingredients
  • 60-100 g chickpea flour Optional! You can also use oat flakes!
  • 1-2 pc onion Optional!
  • 1-2 pc egg Optional!
Potato Pancake Roesti as Side Dish
  • 4-6 twigs thyme or rosemary as decoration of the potato side dish
  • 20 g Butter I like to use clarified butter!
Potato pancake Ingredients with sugar, cinnamon and apple compote
  • 250 g apple puree
  • cinnamon
  • iced sugar
  • 4 twigs mint
  • Wash the raw, mainly waxy potatoes with skin. Peel and grate the potatoes. If you peel the potatoes for a long time before preparation, store them in cold water so that the peeled potatoes do not turn brown.
    Frische Kartoffeln
  • Grate the prepared, peeled potatoes evenly. Now you can add the optional ingredients: finely grated onions, beaten eggs, chickpea flour or oatmeal.
    Kartoffeln gerieben
  • Season the potato mixture with salt, pepper and nutmeg and season to taste.
    Kartoffelmasse würzen
  • Mix the potato mixture. The water from the grated potatoes settles by itself. You don't need to pass the potato mixture or squeeze out the liquid with a cloth. Preheat the oven to 180°C hot air. Next, heat a coated pan on the stove and add a little oil to the pan.
    Die Kartoffelmasse mit den Gewürzen vermischen.
  • For round, beautifully shaped buffers, use a stainless steel ring to insert the mass.
    Reibekuchen mit Ring in Form bringen.
  • Turn the buffers after a firm crust has formed and fry them crispy on both sides.
    Kartoffelpuffer wenden.
  • Cook the buffers for 10-15 minutes in the oven on baking paper until done, then arrange as desired.
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  • The buffer tastes great as a side dish with fish and meat, complements a starter with smoked salmon, it is a food evergreen served with sugar, cinnamon, stewed apple or apple sauce. Enjoy your meal!
    Reibekuchen Rezept Bild

2. Potato Pancake Calories, the Nutritional Values at a Glance

Nutrition Facts
Crispy Potato Pancakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 559 Calories from Fat 414
% Daily Value*
Fat 46g71%
Saturated Fat 27g169%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
Cholesterol 153mg51%
Sodium 1123mg49%
Potassium 2970mg85%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 13g54%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 18g36%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Potato gratin with more vegetables
Fried potatoes
Baked potatoes
Potato fritter with apple compote
Potato fritter and roesti, potato pancakes with chives sauce


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