Kartoffelpuffer are similar to the Swiss Rösti, but have the addition of flour and eggs. In northern Germany, they are eaten with mixed stewed fruit and in Westphalia, with cooked, sliced apples.

Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:269
Ready in:1 hour 20 minutes
Prep. time:1 hour
Cook time:20 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:21st January 2013

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  1. Mix the ingredients (apart from the flour and oil) together and then add enough flour to absorb any excess moisture. This will depend on the type of potatoes used.
  2. Divide the mixture into 8 and shape each piece as if you were making burgers.
  3. Allow to rest in the fridge for about 30-45 minutes.
  4. Heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the kartoffelpuffer on both sides until they are brown and the insides are cooked.

Chef's notes

If the potatoes are very wet, drain of some of the excess water. Do not be tempted to squeeze it out. You can add fine oatmeal if necessary to absorb the moisture and this will not ruin the flavour, whereas squeezing will.

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