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Smarter Potato Fritters

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Smarter Potato Fritters

Smarter Potato Fritters - Extra crispy when served fresh from the pan

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Health Score:
76 / 100
45 min.

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Nutritional values

Sweet and savoury combined and then fried crispy in the pan, it could hardly be more beautiful! The quickly prepared dish is suitable for dinner or lunch, because the long-chain carbohydrates from the potatoes keep it full for a long time. The swelling agent pectin from the apples also stimulates the intestines. By the way, the potato pancakes are also a great treat when cold.

In the Rhineland, they are called Reibekuchen, in Northern Germany potato pancakes - and they are also prepared somewhat differently. In any case, they are an inexpensive and tasty meal for all those who like sweet things. If you prepare the pancakes in a coated pan, you will need little fat for frying.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie734 cal.(35 %)
Protein11 g(11 %)
Fat23 g(20 %)
Carbohydrates116 g(77 %)
Sugar added15 g(60 %)
Roughage11 g(37 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D0.9 μg(5 %)
Vitamin E7.9 mg(66 %)
Vitamin B₁0.3 mg(30 %)
Vitamin B₂0.2 mg(18 %)
Niacin7 mg(58 %)
Vitamin B₆0.6 mg(43 %)
Folate60 μg(20 %)
Pantothenic acid1.8 mg(30 %)
Biotin28.6 μg(64 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.6 μg(20 %)
Vitamin C79 mg(83 %)
Potassium1,429 mg(36 %)
Calcium68 mg(7 %)
Magnesium86 mg(29 %)
Iron4.4 mg(29 %)
Iodine16 μg(8 %)
Zinc1.8 mg(23 %)
Saturated fatty acids3.9 g
Uric acid110 mg
Cholesterol119 mg
Development of this recipe:


1 lemon
5 Apple (about 800 grams, Holsteiner Cox or Cox Orange varieties)
1 Cinnamon stick
1 ½ Tbsps cane sugar (30 grams)
2 lbs waxy potatoes
1 onion (about 50 grams)
1 egg
1 Tbsp Pastry flour
4 Tbsps Corn oil
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Kitchen utensils

1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 2 Bowls, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 optional Potato masher, 1 Fork, 1 Box grater, 1 optional Fine grater, 1 Sieve, 1 Citrus juicer, 1 large Non-stick pan, 1 Slotted spatula, 1 Baking sheet, 1 Paper towel

Preparation steps

Smarter Potato Fritters preparation step 1

Rinse lemon in hot water, wipe dry and grate about 1/4 of the peel. Cut lemon cut in half and squeeze half (save the other half lemon for another use).

Smarter Potato Fritters preparation step 2

Rinse apples, peel, quarter and core. Cut into slices and mix with 2-3 tablespoons of lemon juice in a pot.

Smarter Potato Fritters preparation step 3

Add cinnamon stick, sugar, lemon peel and 4 tablespoons of water. Bring to a boil over medium heat, cover and cook about 8 minutes.

Smarter Potato Fritters preparation step 4

Remove cinnamon stick and mash the apples with a potato masher or a fork to a fine puree. Pour into a bowl and let cool.

Smarter Potato Fritters preparation step 5

Peel potatoes, rinse and grate coarsely. Season with salt and let stand for 5 minutes.

Smarter Potato Fritters preparation step 6

Peel onion and chop very finely or grate on a fine grater.

Smarter Potato Fritters preparation step 7

Put potatoes in a sieve, squeeze well and place in a bowl. Add onion, egg, flour, 1 pinch salt and stir to form a batter.

Smarter Potato Fritters preparation step 8

Heat a little oil in a nonstick pan. Pour in 2 tablespoons batter, flatten slightly and cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side. In the same manner, use remaining oil and fry more potato fritters with remaining batter.

Smarter Potato Fritters preparation step 9

Drain on paper towels. Place on a baking sheet and bake in preheated oven at 150°C (fan 130°C, gas mark 1-2) (approximately 300°F/convection 265°F) to keep warm while cooking all potato fritters. Serve with applesauce.