OTHER LANGUAGES: German
I’ll show you my Potato Fritter recipe for German Reibekuchen today. Many of us know potato fritter as a side dish or as a fasting dish with apple compote.
The potato pancakes have a lot of names in Germany: Erdäpfelpuffer, Reiberdatschi, Reibeplätzchen, Kartoffelpfannkuchen und Kartoffelplätzchen are common. I only found Potato pancakes and Crispy potato grater cakes as names in english. Its funny for me, “cake” in Germany is always sweet… Please write me about the comment function if you know a better designation.
You will find the most important questions answered below, plus many ideas for your own variations and step-by-step photos.
You can send me your cooking question via the comment function. Have fun reading and good luck!
1. Potao Fritters which Potatoes?
For potato pancakes you use a mainly waxy potato variety.
Known predominantly waxy varieties are:
- Queen Anne
I have already tried out the buffers with various varieties. With a little skill, the buffers will work with any type of potato. Crispier and crispier and therefore better with the variety mentioned above.
2. Potato Fritter as Side Dish
The insert buffer comes to my table in its simplest version.
You don’t need any flour, egg or oatmeal.
Simply grate the potatoes, season and fry immediately in the coated pan.
Wow recipe: less is more, please try!
The simple buffer tastes wonderful with fish and meat. It is also a wonderful variation for classic potato pancakes with apple compote, without onion flavour!
Pancake vegan: Prepare buffer without egg and do without onions and oat flakes. You get 100% potato flavor!
3. Crispy Potato Cake with Oat Flakes
Add oat flakes to your buffers when adding eggs and grated onions to the mixture.
The oat flakes bind the potato mixture and the onions, now it’s really a potato pancake.
You can prepare the pancakes in the pan and fry them with oil, then put them on baking paper in the oven.
The amount of fat is reduced because some fat always runs out and remains on the baking paper.
For those of you who enjoy experimenting, I would like to mention the preparation of potato pancakes in a waffle iron.
Put the potato mixture directly into the hot, greased waffle iron and fry the buffers with pattern.
The grater cake with oat flakes tastes best with sugar and cinnamon to me personally. Instead of oat flakes you can use starch or chickpea flour.
Crispy potato cake with oat flakes or chickpea flour are gluten-free varieties!
4. Crispy Potato Cake Recipe
Now we’re going into the kitchen… following many photos… Good success!
OTHER LANGUAGES: German