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Waldhorn Restaurant’s German Potato Pancakes

Show off your cooking skills to friends and family with this easy to make local Charlotte favorite.
Carolina Flavor Waldhorn Restaurant
Carolina Flavor Waldhorn Restaurant

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes (about 2 medium or 3 small)
  • 1/2 yellow onion, grated
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt (start with smaller amount;add salt to taste)
  • Ground black pepper
  • Ground, fresh nutmeg
  • 1 large egg
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil

 

Preparation

  • Peel and grate potatoes.
  • Place in clean dishcloth or cheesecloth and squeeze liquid into bowl. Set drained potatoes aside.
  • Let liquid stand a few minutes and then drain, leaving potato starch at bottom of bowl.
  • Add potatoes.
  • Sprinkle grated onion over potatoes.
  • Add egg, and season to taste with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Mix thoroughly.
  • Heat oil in frying pan (for best results, drop just enough oil to coat bottom of pan).
  • Drop about 1/2 cup potato mixture into hot oil and flatten with back of spoon.
  • On medium-high heat, fry 4 to 5 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
  • Drain on paper towels.
  • Serve hot with applesauce and dash of cinnamon and sugar. Or, serve plain with sour cream.
  • Guten Appetit!

 

WANNA GO?

Waldhorn Restaurant
12101 Lancaster Hwy.
Pineville, NC 28134
704.540.7047

This article ran in the October 2015 issue of Charlotte Happenings.

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