Rievkooche - German Potato Pancake Recipe

Rievkooche -German Potato Pancakes are a favorite in Germany. The pancakes are fried and eaten with applesauce. The lemon juice in this recipe will keep the potatoes from turning brown. These German potato pancakes are a tasty snack or for breakfast.


• 2 Large potatoes ( 2-1/2 Cups grated)
• 3 Cups water
• 1 Teaspoon lemon juice
• 1 Potato, boiled and mashed
• 1 Egg, beaten
• 2 Tablespoons milk
• 1/2 Teaspoon salt
• 9 Tablespoons vegetable oil
• Applesauce


Measure water into a bowl, add lemon juice. Grate raw potatoes into the water. Place potatoes into cheesecloth and drain liquid. Squeeze out all the water from the potatoes, set aside.

In a large bowl, beat the mashed potato, egg, milk, and salt to form a batter. Add the grated potatoes and mix well. Using 3 tablespoons of oil for each batch, drop batter for 3 pancakes at a time into hot oil in large frying pan. Cook pancakes until firm and golden brown on the bottom side, turn and brown. Remove pancakes and place on paper towels to soak up oil, then keep warm in a preheated oven. Continue until there is no batter remaining. Serves 4. Serve immediately with a side of applesauce.