German Sweet Potato Pancakes Served Brunch Style

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I hope everyone’s Thanksgiving was a happy, food-filled feast! We were out of town these last few days leading up to Thanksgiving, spending some time in the snowy mountains of Colorado (near Avon) with friends. This was also our daughter Zoë’s first trip and she did great! We even took her for a couple of hikes through the snow strapped to my husband (one of them wearing snow shoes, which was a first for us and so much fun!), and she mastered them with ease! We now feel confident that she will be able to handle her first Germany trip as well. If you have any tips or tricks for long distance flights with little ones (between 6 to 9 months old), please share them with me in a comment or message.

Today I am sharing the recipe for sweet potato Kartoffelpuffer or Reibekuchen with you, a German potato pancake using half regular potatoes and half sweet potatoes. The results are delicious! With Christmas season starting and German Christmas markets opening, I figured this was a fitting recipe since you will usually find at least one Kartoffelpuffer stand at each Christmas market you’ll visit. I decided this would make a great brunch item, so I served my little pancakes with sautéed spinach, crisp Black Forest bacon from Trader Joe’s (so, so good), and a fried egg! I then garnished them with a bit of sour cream and some finely chopped chives. It’s of course also great served on its own (and more traditional) with some apple sauce and simply a sprinkle of sugar (this is how my grandma used to serve them).

Brunch Without A Bloody Mary  = Wearing Boots Without Socks

I thought that was a fair analogy 🙂 Wearing boots without socks is simply gross, so the verdict is that you don’t want to forget your Bloody’s for brunch. It just wouldn’t be right. I like my Bloody’s a little spicy and I will take all the add-ins and stack-ons available (olives, pickles, mini grilled cheese, baby brats, schnitzel sliders… okay now my mind is going a bit wild), but the heart of a good Bloody is of course a good vodka, and Siberian’s know what that’s all about. Mamont Vodka is a super smooth spirit that is sure to get you through a cold Winter’s day. And the bottle is such a show stopper with its curved design! Try it out in your next vodka cocktail (check availability in your area by completing this simple form online).

Bloody Mary made using Mamont vodka

Homemade Gingerbread Cookies Up Next!

It’s Christmassing! Honestly, it’s giving me quite the anxiety only because there is so much left to do in this year and so little time! But I am so ready for my family coming to visit from Germany in less than a month! In the meantime, there are still lots of Christmas recipes I need to share with you. Just so you don’t miss any of them, please subscribe to receive weekly emails reminders when my recipes go live!   Next up are lovely gingerbread cookies giving you a head-start on your Weihnachtsbäckerei (Christmas bakery)!


Sweet Potato Kartoffelpuffer Recipe:

Ingredients for 4 servings if served as main dish:

  • 3 big potatoes (I use Idaho or Russet in the US – they are starchier and won’t lose as much water)
  • 3 sweet potatoes (about the same size of other potatoes)
  • 1.5 large, yellow onions
  • 1/4 c of all-purpose flour (can use potato starch or corn starch for gluten free version)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 c of fresh, finely chopped chives
  • salt & pepper
  • oil for frying
  • sugar for sprinkling
  1. Grate the potatoes and onions with a medium size of your grater and drain as much water as you can (I usually grate into a fine mesh sieve and press down to remove as much juice as possible).
  2. Add a good amount of salt and a little less pepper to season.
  3. Stir in egg, flour and chives.
  4. Heat a frying pan on medium high and coat in oil (I like to use sunflower seed oil). Fry pancakes in batches until golden brown. Rest on paper towels to drain excess oil.
  5. Sprinkle with sugar and serve with apple sauce if served as main dish or serve with sour cream topped with chives if served as “hash browns” for brunch. Guten Appetit!

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