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deutsch kartoffelpuffer

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

This old recipe literally fell out of the sky. I was sitting at my desk, minding my own business, when I saw this yellowed piece of newspaper clipping on the floor. It was torn out of the Indianapolis Star back in the Ice Age, and the credit apparently goes to Heloise. The recipe couldn't be more simple and it is very close to what I have made for years. Photo:

(3 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 20 Min

Ingredients For deutsch kartoffelpuffer

  • 1 c
    mashed potatoes
  • 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 2
    eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 tsp
  • pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp
    oil or butter
  • 4 Tbsp
    all purpose flour

How To Make deutsch kartoffelpuffer

  • 1
    In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients. Form into pancake-size patties. Dip each patty in a little flour, covering both sides.
  • 2
    In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil or butter. Add patties. Cook over medium heat about 10 minutes on each side until golden brown and heated through.
  • 3
    Remove from pan and drain on paper towels. Serve while hot.
  • 4
    NOTE: For variety, you could add 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese to the mixture.