German Potato Pancakes (Kartoffelkuchen)



6 servings


  • 2 eggs 
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder 
  • ½ teaspoon salt 
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper 
  • 6 medium potatoes, peeled and shredded 
  • ½ cup finely chopped onion 
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil


  1. In a large bowl, beat together eggs, flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper. Mix in potatoes and onion.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. In batches, drop heaping tablespoonfuls of the potato mixture into the skillet. Press to flatten. Cook about 3 minutes on each side, until browned and crisp. Drain on paper towels.

Nutrition Info

Per Serving: 283 calories; protein 6.8g; carbohydrates 40.7g; fat 11g; cholesterol 62mg; sodium 245.5mg.


  • Great combine with bratwurst or other German sausage.