These classic German potato pancakes are delicious served with applesauce for a sweet option, or topped with sour cream, chives and fresh ground pepper for a more savory taste.
1 pound of potatoes
1 small onion
3 tablespoons flour
1 medium-sized egg
Pinch of pepper (if you want savory pancakes)
Neutral oil for frying
1. Wash and peel the potatoes, and peel the onion. Grate the potatoes into a bowl using a cheese grater, or food processor fitted with a grating blade. (If there is excess water in the potatoes, drain some of the potato water. Also grate the onion.
2. Add a healthy pinch of salt, and a pinch of pepper if you want the pancakes savory, flour, and the egg. Mix everything together until the batter is well mixed.
3. Heat two tablespoons of oil in a pan and add two tablespoons of batter per pancake. Make sure the pancake is not too thick or too large to ensure proper cooking. You probably won’t be able to fit more than 2-4 pancakes into your pan at the same time.
4. Cook the pancakes until both sides are golden brown, 3-4 minutes per side, then remove them from the pan and allow to drain on a paper towel or similar to allow the oil to absorb. (You can then put the pancakes in the preheated oven to keep them warm.) Repeat the process with the rest of the batter, adding more oil as needed, and serve immediately with your preferred toppings.