Ever since I had read about them in Sabrina’s [Countryskipper's] Blog in her description of traditional foods on German Christmas markets, I had wanted to make them myself here: potato pancakes, “Reibekuchen” in German and “Rieevkooche” in the dialect of Cologne. And that is what I did today; and here’s the outcome:
Clockwise, from top left:
- the first batch has just been put on the griddle
- they’re getting brown – but need more
- the finished product, with sugar beet molasses
- a slightly different recipe: with onions
As usual with me cooking, I can’t give an exact recipe.
- What I did today:
- peel [4 fairly large] potatoes and grate them
- add one egg plus the equivalent of one egg in eggbeaters [helps me with my cholesterol]
- add some freshly ground pepper and a teaspoon of salt
- add about 1/4 cup of flour
- mix throughly
- fry [in some oil on griddle] till nicely brown
And then, before eating, I put on sugar beet molasses [the "Grafschafter Goldsaft" in the picture]. Traditionally, potato pancakes are served with apple sauce, but I don’t care for that. I prefer the molasses.
And just for experiment’s sake I did my last batch with sliced onions [1/4 sweet white onion], and that turned out a yummy recipe, too. Without the molasses, though.
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- German Foodie Sibling Addition (mariahsmisadventures.wordpress.com)