To celebrate the World Cup, OXO asked if I would like to create a different cuisine of one of the 32 participating countries mouth-watering recipes for the World Cup Blogger Challenge. Without hesitation, I backed Germany to win and picked two utensils to cook two German dishes: 2.8L Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl and Potato Ricer. This recipe is inspired by a proper Kartoffelpuffer recipe (please see below) with a few additional ingredients.
To make this crispy potato pancake, you will need:
- 3 cups of mashed potatoes
- 1 cup of cheese
- 1 egg
- 2 cups of plain flour, plus more for coating
- Handful of chopped green spring onion
- 2 tablespoon of milk
- 2 tablespoon of salt
- Peel and chop the potatoes into chunks. Boil it until soft and drain well with a sieve.
- Use the potato ricer to mash the cooked potatoes. The ricer is made from strong stainless steel, and the non-slip knob holds it in place on any pot or bowl.
- Mix it with cheese, egg, flour, spring onion, milk and salt. If you find that the mixture is quite soft and wet, add more flour to thicken it. Otherwise leave it in the fridge for a couple of hours before use.
- Use a scoop and scoop up a portion of mixture and drop it in the plain flour. Then cover the mixture with more plain flour. Pat off the excess flour. It is quite soft and might go everywhere. I had a flour bomb go off when I pat it next to a window!
- I used a Pyrex pancake pan and spray oil as my husband is very health conscious. It would be better to use a pan filled with plenty of oil to fry the mixture.
- As it is not very oily, I didn’t need to use kitchen paper to absorb the oil. If you deep fry it, you may wish to do so. Serve it hot!
I cooked extra for my children and after reheating it, it was not as nice as before. So it is best to eat it while hot. Also I find that coating the mixture with flour made the pancakes crispy. Without the coating, it tastes quite flat.
I have also made this Kartoffelpuffer using food.com’s recipe. Please click to see the ingredients and the method for cooking it. To grate onion is my worst nightmare. In the end, I choose to chop it up. My children don’t like the onion, hence I swapped it with green spring onions on the top recipe. Also this kartoffelpuffer are thicker and not crispy.
I love this stainless stain bowl as it come with a non-skid base that makes them extra sturdy and resistant to slipping, even when surfaces are wet. It has an attractive, brushed stainless steel interior that retains temperature and a white plastic exterior that shields your hands from extreme temperatures. This 2.8L size is perfect for use with electric mixers and is dishwasher safe.
As for the potato ricer, this is so easy to use and makes fluffy potato that melts in your mouth. The design is great with its non-slip knob which holds it in place on any pot or bowl. It is easy to clean but the only problem is that it does not disassemble. Overall I love these two tools as they are of great quality and should last a very long time.
Disclosure: We received the sample for the purposes of writing this review, however, all thoughts and opinions remain our own.