Texas Potato Pancakes
To do justice to the Kartoffelpuffer of Texas, we were after fluffy interiors surrounded by maximum crunch.
Why This Recipe Works
These Texas versions of Kartoffelpuffer (German potato pancakes) boast moist, fluffy interiors surrounded by supremely crunchy, lacy exteriors. When developing our recipe, we found that the potatoes’ water content inhibited the crispiness of the cakes’ exteriors. Wringing out the shredded potatoes in a clean dish towel sent a lot of this water down the drain and gave us the crispy crunch we were after. Choosing russet potatoes, with their high starch content, and adding extra flour guaranteed maximum crunch.