Potato Pancakes hot, crispy, shallow-fried medallions of goodness are a wonderful savory dish, using grated potatoes, onions and eggs. German potato pancakes are traditionally served with applesauce, but can also be enjoyed with sour cream and green onions. Our recipe comes from Christine's home town Thune, Germany where they sell potato pancakes as a fundraiser supporting a youth training program for the town’s fire department at their Christmas Market.
Rick Nelson (Star Tribune) about our Potato Pancakes at the Minneapolis Holiday Market:
"First things first: The potato pancakes are the gift everyone should be giving themselves this Christmas-Hanukkah-Kwanzaa-Solstice-Festivus season. Kartoffelhaus Potato Pancakes partners Christine and Nick Burbach are first-time food vendors, although you’d never know it, given their prowess with potatoes and griddles. They’re cranking out a rustic delicacy that hits all the right winter street-fare grace notes.
Every morning, the crew finely shreds untold amounts of waxy Yukon Gold spuds, fortifying them with chopped onions. The mixture (bound by a bit of egg and semolina flour) is formed into thick cakes and fried on a flat-top grill in a thin layer of oil until they achieve a deep brown outer shell — the outer edges are wonderfully crunchy — that gives way to an almost creamy interior. The recipe even boasts a bit of street cred, hailing from a stand at a Weihnachtsmarkt in Thune, Germany, that sells potato pancakes as a fundraiser for the town fire department’s youth training program."
Try our new Schnitzel Sandwich at this year's Germanfest MN. An authentic Schnitzel with crunchy coleslaw served on Breadsmith's famous pretzel bun. Do we need to say more?!