German Potato Cakes

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"I saw this being made on a television show last year, called Good Chef, Bad Chef and I really want to try this. These could be served on their own or as a side, or even made smaller for an appetizer."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (405 g)
  • Calories 872.3
  • Total Fat - 58.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 21.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 770.8 mg
  • Sodium - 1624 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 28.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.2 g
  • Sugars - 4 g
  • Protein - 56 g
  • Calcium - 577.1 mg
  • Iron - 4.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 9.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Combine the grated potato, garlic and onion in a bowl squeezing out any excess liquid with your hands. Season the mix with salt and a little pepper and mix through the diced bacon.

Step 2

Using a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and flour together to form a thick batter. Pour into the potato mixture, add the cayenne pepper and chives and mix well until the mix is of a sticky consistency.

Step 3

Heat a few tablespoons of the olive oil in a large non-stick pan over medium heat and add spoonfuls of the potato mixture. Flatten with the back of a spoon and fry until crispy and golden on both sides.

Step 4

Drain cakes on paper towel.

Step 5

"To make the sauce"; Mix together the herbs and sour cream in a small bowl, stirring well in a bowl and serve alongside the hot potato pancakes. Grind just a little pepper for garnish if using.


No special items needed.

1 Reviews


These were made and enjoyed this evening for supper. The only thing I did different is I used a little less red pepper. I also was not sure if I was supposed to fry the bacon or not, so I did. The only grater I have is a little bitty hand held one. I persevered and did it all. These were good with and without the sauce; the sauce tames the heat from the red pepper. I made this for Billboard Recipe Tag 2020 game in the forums.


(14 May 2020)

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