Austria – From the Alps to your Plate: A Guide to Making Vegan Reiberdatschi (Austrian Potato Pancakes)


Reiberdatschi, also known as Kartoffelpfannkuchen, is a traditional Austrian dish that has been a staple in Austrian cuisine for centuries. These vegan Potato Pancakes are made from grated potatoes, onions, garlic and spices, which are then pan-fried to a golden crisp. They are typically served as a side dish, but can also be eaten as a main dish. Reiberdatschi is a versatile and comforting dish that can be enjoyed any time of the year and can be served with various toppings such as vegan sour cream or applesauce, making it a perfect meal for vegetarians and vegans.




  • 2 lbs of potatoes, peeled and grated
  • 1 onion, grated
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • Oil for frying


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the grated potatoes, grated onion, garlic, flour, salt and pepper. Mix until well combined.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium heat, and add oil to the skillet.
  3. Using a large spoon, form pancakes out of the potato mixture and place them in the skillet.
  4. Fry the pancakes for about 3-4 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown and crispy.
  5. Remove the pancakes from the skillet and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to remove excess oil.
  6. Repeat the process until all of the potato mixture is used.
  7. Serve the pancakes hot with a side of sautéed vegetables, or topped with vegan sour cream or apple sauce

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