Celebrate National Potato Day with Kartoffel Poppers at Krause’s Cafe August 19th
Come celebrate National Potato Day August 19. If you have already come to the consensus that your favorite version of the potato is french fries, you’ll want to try this a well-kept culinary secret regarding spuds. At Krause’s Cafe and Biergarten in New Braunfels, TX, the menu approaches potatoes with a German twist. Kartoffel Poppers are Krause’s spin on the traditional German potato pancake, Kartoffelpuffer. At the restaurant and biergarten (which has over 70 beers on tap), these potato dumplings are deep fried and served with apple sauce for dipping.
Below is Krause’s Cafe recipe so you can make this great dish at home.
Kartoffel Poppers | by Chef Jeremy ‘Boomer’ Acuna | Krause’s Cafe and Biergarten
2 teaspoons Granulated garlic
2 teaspoons Onion powder
2 teaspoons Kosher Salt
¼ teaspoon White pepper ground
½ cup Eggs beaten (about 4large eggs)
1/3 cup FlourAdd all dry ingredients (flour, onion powder, garlic, salt, white pepper), to shredded potatoes and mix thoroughly, add egg yolk, mix thoroughly.Preheat Dutch oven with 1inch of oil to 350 degrees. Use a candy thermometer to control temperatureUsing a 1oz scoop, scoop potato mixture forming a ball on to a wire skimmer then lower into hot oil, be careful not to get splashed with hot oil.
Portion one sample, fry and taste. Adjust seasoning if necessary.