Potato pancakes are not only traditional in Poland, but also in Germany, Czech, Slovakia, Ukrain, Balarus, Austria and even Luxembourg. Each of those countries has a different variation of this dish and serves it with w different ingredients.

Today I would like to introduce you to German recipe with garlic sauce, which is not that different comparing to the polish one. I have personally eaten it the first time last year on the Christmas Marekt in Frankfurt. I loved it.

The Germans like eating their potato pancakes also with sweet apple sauce as well as smoked salmon.

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German potato pancake with garlic sauce

Cuisine German
Servings 2 people


Potato pancakes

  • 4 potatoes large
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2-4 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup oil for frying

Garlic sauce

  • 1 clove garlic
  • 200 ml sour cream
  • 1 pinch salt


Potato pancakes

  • Grate potatoes finely, chop the onion and put them into a large bowl. Drain off any liquid.
  • Add egg, salt, and black pepper and flour.
  • Heat the oil in the frying pan over medium high heat and place one tablespoon of potato mixture so the pancake is 0,5 cm thick and round.
  • Fry until golden brown each side.
  • Repeat until you use all mixture.

Garlic sauce

  • Mix all ingredients together. Use additional seasoning if needed.
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