Sunday, April 27, 2014

Potato Pancakes {Reibekuchen} for #SundaySupper #Vegan

Happy Sunday and welcome to the #SundaySupper table; our theme this week is dishes with 5 ingredients or less.  Isn't this a great theme?  This week's host is the lovely Alice from over at Hip Foodie Mom; thank you so much for hosting.

Talking about dishes using 5 ingredients or less well let me tell you about the new favorite in our house; well it really is Alena's new favorite dish and she asks for it at least once a week- for breakfast.  Now I had to tell her, that this is either a late opening kind of breakfast, weekend breakfast, or dinner option.  So what is it?  Just a simple Potato Pancake, or as we call it in German Reibekuchen. They are perfect for breakfast with a side of apple sauce, a great side dish or the perfect dinner if paired with a large bowl of salad.

This is an easy and delicious meal; plus it uses only a couple of ingredients.  Potatoes, onion, salt, pepper, and oil for frying.  Nothing else, no flour or egg - they turn out perfect as long as you let them drain and use the perfect potato.  The perfect potatoes for Reibekuchen - after having tried my way through the varietals - is the red potato however any type will work.

  • 1 lb red potatoes (or more), peeled
  • 1 onion, skin removed
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Canola Oil for frying 
  1. Preheat oven to 325 F and prepare a baking sheet to place the finished potato pancakes after frying
  2. Shred the potatoes; place the shredded potatoes into a colander and place the colander with the potatoes over a large bowl.  Add a pinch of salt and let the potatoes drain for at least 15 minutes
  3. Shred the onion and place the shreds into a separate little bowl
  4. Squeeze the potatoes down in the colander to get as much liquid as possible out.  Take the colander off the bowl and carefully {you want to keep the potato starch that collects at the bottom of the bowl} pour out the potato liquid, keeping as much of the starch at the bottom of the bowl.
  5. Place potato shreds together with onion into the large bowl and mix thoroughly with the starch.  Add salt, and pepper.
  6. Heat oil in a large cast iron pan and when hot, add little mounds of potato/onion mixture into the pan without crowding it.  Press gently down to flatten.  Fry for a couple of minutes and when they brown turn over.  Once they are browned, remove from the pan. First place them on a paper towel lined plate to drain of some of the excess oil, and them place them on the baking sheet.  Put them in the oven until you are ready to serve.  - Repeat step 6 until you have used up all of the potato/onion mixture.
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