Thursday, February 17, 2011

Kartoffelpuffer (potato pancake)

Kartoffelpuffer, or potato pancake, is one of the typical german foods I've come to love. But sadly as many of the most delicious german dishes, the classical Kartoffelpuffer should be seen as an enemy for anyone who is in a diet, or those who just don't want to abuse of fat and carbs. But I found a way to make them with very few oil, no flour, and much more healthier and still delicious!

I added carrots, and removed the flour, added onions, eggs, seasoning, mix and to the pan! This way you can enjoy without feeling too guilty, this yummy german recipe. You can accompany it with a fresh salad or with a dip made with yoghurt and some herbs.

(around 12 - 14 portions)
  • 4 - 6 medium to big potatoes
  • 2 medium to big carrots
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 eggs
  • salt, pepper, garlic, and herbs for seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil for the pan

Wash carefully the potatoes and the carrots. Peel them and grate them. Chop the onion in very small dices. Mix all in a big bowl. Then add the eggs and the seasoning, and mix everything well.

Place your frying pan in the heat, add the Tbsp olive oil, and distribute it along the pan's surface. With 2 Tbsp, form the small pancakes, a bit smaller than a toast. Press them a bit to make them flat.

Cook for 5 to 10 minutes on each side. Serve warm and enjoy!


TiLT said...

that looks awesome!!!

Wendy Martin said...

I'm definitely going to try this one. Yum!