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grated pan fried potatoes - austrian style

Grated Pan Fried Potatoes - Austrian Erdäpfelschmarrn

Erdäpfelschmarrn, a delicious Austrian potato side dish traditionally served with Tafelspitz, Apfelkren, and Chives Sauce. I like this side dish a lot because it is quick and easy to prepare, costs little, and tastes delicious!
4.99 from 76 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Austrian
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 216 kcal


  • 750 g Russet Potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ Onion
  • 2-3 tablespoon Rapeseed Oil or Olive Oil


  • Put the unpeeled raw potatoes in a suitable cooking pot and fill it with water. Add a teaspoon of salt and boil the potatoes 20-30 minutes until they are firm to the bite.
  • Strain the potatoes and peel them (be careful hot!). 
  • Grate the potatoes into a large mixing bowl.
  • Peel half the onion (you can use the whole one, depending on your preferences) and chop it. 
  • Add 2-3 tablespoons of oil to a frying pan and fry the onion a little.
  • Add the grated potatoes and mix well with the onions and season with salt.
  • Spread the grated potatoes evenly across the pan and let them turn brown. It is important here not to stir constantly but only turn the potatoes from time to time. Continue until the potatoes no longer let water and are well fried.

Please note that all my recipes are developed and tested in metric grams. I recommend using digital scales for more accurate results. I provided a conversion to US customary in the recipe, but please note that I haven't tested it using this method.

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Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.
Serving: 1g | Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 591mg | Potassium: 803mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg