Potato Pancakes with Applesauce

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Potato pancakes or grated potato patties are small potato pancakes fried in plenty of oil made from grated raw potatoes. Homemade apple sauce is suitable as a side dish, for which the most acidic apple varieties such as Boskop or Cox Orange should be used.

In today’s post I will show you how to cook tasty potato pancakes with applesauce at home. I wish you lots of fun cooking ūüėČ




Cooked/Baked today: Potato Pancakes with Applesauce
Difficulty: Easy – Medium
Preparation Time: 40 minutes
Category: Main Dishes, Vegetarian Recipes, Fast Food, German Cuisine
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Potato Pancakes with Applesauce

Potato Pancakes with Applesauce

Ingredients for 4 servings:

…for the applesauce:

  • 1 kilogram of sour apples (for example Boskop or Cox Orange)
  • 100 milliliters water
  • 50 grams sugar
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 sachets vanilla sugar

…for the potato pancakes:

  • 1,25 kilograms waxy potatoes
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 onion
  • 1 egg
  • 1 heaping tablespoon cornstarch
  • ¬Ĺ teaspoon nutmeg
  • Salt & pepper
  • Oil for frying

Required kitchen gadgets, helper & preparations:

  • Potato peeler or knife to peel the apples
  • Lemon juicer
  • Saucepan or small pot for the applesauce
  • Blender
  • Grater
  • Clean kitchen towel
  • Mixing bowl
  • Large pan for the potato pancakes
  • Kitchen paper

Instructions:




…preparations for the applesauce:

Peel & deseed the apples with a potato peeler or knife, then cut into about 2 centimeter large cubes. Squeeze 1 lemon with a lemon juicer.

…for the applesauce:

In a small pot or saucepan combine apples along with 100 milliliters water, the lemon juice, 50 grams sugar & 2 sachets vanilla sugar & mix until well combined. Bring to a boil over low to medium heat, then allow to cook with the lid closed for about 10 – 12 minutes until the apple pieces are soft, stirring occasionally.

Cooking Applesauce

Cooking Applesauce

Next, pull the saucepan from heat & mash up the apples with a blender until creamy. Then set the applesauce aside & allow to cool.

…preparations for the potato pancakes:




Peel 1 onion & chop finely. Also peel 1,25 kilograms potatoes & 1 large carrot, then coarsely grate them. Put potato & carrot rasps into a clean kitchen towel & squeeze out the liquid over the sink as best as you can.

Preparations for the Potato Pancakes

Preparations for the Potato Pancakes

…for the potato pancakes:

In a mixing bowl combine potato & carrot rasps along with the chopped onion, 1 egg, 1 heaping tablespoon cornstarch, ¬Ĺ teaspoon nutmeg & a generous pinch of salt & pepper & mix until all ingredients are well combined.

Gently Roast Potato Pancakes

Gently Roast Potato Pancakes

Next, heat up a large frying pan adding plenty of oil (the pan’s bottom should be covered completely) & once the oil is hot enough give the potato dough by tablespoons into the pan & smooth down a bit. Gently roast the potato pancakes each side for about 2 – 3 minutes until golden brown, then turn once & brown until done on the other side for another 2 – 3 minutes.




Lift the done potato pancakes out of the pan & allow to drain on kitchen paper. Afterwards serve them along with the homemade applesauce.

I wish you lots of fun cooking ūüėČ

Video Tutorial:

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