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What's Cooking: Oktoberfest Potato Pancakes (Kartoffelpuffer)

What's Cooking: Potato Pancakes (KTUL)

Jan Heffner with the German American Society of Tulsa joins Tulsa Channel 8 News at 11 to prepare a traditional German favorite ahead of the city's annual Oktoberfest celebration.

Kartoffelpuffer - Potato Pancakes

3 lbs. large potatoes

1 onion

3 eggs

4 Tbsp. flour

1 tsp. salt

oil or lard


Peel the potatoes and onions and grate immediately. Mix well with salt, eggs and flour. Heat oil in frying pan. When it's sizzling , spoon the dough into it. (About l serving spoon per pancake) Spread it out thinly and cook until golden brown on both sides. Serve directly from the pan onto a preheated plate.

Puffer are generally eaten with applesauce. Children in East Prussia sometimes sprinkle them lightly with sugar, then roll them up and enjoy.

Recipe compliments of Irmgard Toschik

German American Society of Tulsa


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