Gromperekichelcher – Potato Pancakes – Frittelle di patate (en)

Gromperekichelcher - Potato Pancakes - Frittelle di patate
Here we go visiting Luxembourg, together with Trattoria Muvara who had the travelling idea of Culinary Journey through Europe.
For the next 3 weeks we will be hosted by Heather over at Girlichef.

I have driven through Luxembourg years ago, when Flo still worked in the shoe business.
We were visiting customers in Pirmasens and then heading to s-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands. A lot of kilometers, but that was normal those days.
I can’t remember anything, I remember the sign Luxembourg and the green fields and castles here and there, but that’s all 😦
So, I took out my new book Trekking around the world, looking if you can do trekking in Luxembourg.
Yes you can!
As Heather fell in love with the Moselle Valley, I tried to find something in that area.
Here you go…
Sentiere de la Moselle

ehnen 9

It is 55km long and takes you 3 days. It’s consider easy because the high difference is very low
300m (max) – 131 (min)
Moselle path

You start in Wasserbillig

randonnees 54

And you end up in Schengen


Along the Moselle Footpath you will discover some outstanding spots in a countryside rich in cultural diversity and a tradition which goes back thousands of years. Be enchanted by the beauty of sinuous paths traversing sun-soaked vineyards, experience the Mediterranean charm of picturesque winegrowing villages or quite simply savour the majestic view of one of the most beautiful river landscapes in Europe.

Photos and notions  from Visit Luxembourg &

I start with a very simply and quick recipe, I made this for dinner tonight.
They are usually served with Applesauce , I made some Apple compote with cinnamon and cloves. It tasted delicious together!

Gromperekichelcher - Potato Pancakes - Frittelle di patate

Gromperekichelcher - Potato Pancakes - Frittelle di patate

Gromperekichelcher – Potato Pancakes – Frittelle di patate

Gromperekichelcher - Potato Pancakes - Frittelle di patate

I found the recipe on the Family cookbook project

You need:
2 pounds potatoes,
2 medium onions,
2 shallots,
several sprigs parsley,
4-6 eggs, salt and pepper to taste,
1/4-1/2 c. vegetable oil,
2 T. flour,

Wash, peel and grate the potatoes. Lay them on a dishcloth or paper towel, fold it over, and press the moisture out. Put the grated potatoes into a mixing bowl. Chop the onions, shallots, and parsley, and mix with the potatoes. Beat the eggs and mix them in. Add salt and pepper to taste. Heat the oil in a frying pan until it’s very hot. Meanwhile, spread the flour onto a smooth surface for working with the potatoes. Shape the potato mixture into balls and mash them to make flat cakes. Fry the potato cakes in the oil, turning once they’re golden brown on both sides.
Personal Notes:
Potato pancakes served with applesauce are a favorite winter treat in Luxembourg, the home of Alphonse Gevelinger and Anna Kieffer’s parents. Sour cream is served also, here in Wisconsin at the Pancake House, a favorite breakfast restaurant. Cheese, sausages and sauerkraut are often served as side dishes.

Gromperekichelcher - Potato Pancakes - Frittelle di patate



Abbecedario Culinario della Comunità Europea

This recipe goes to  Heather over at Girlichef.
Hosting us until June, 23 2013

You find the rules, the nations, the blog that hosts under the header Abbecedario Culinario Europeo.
The round ups, and all recipes  can be  found on the blog of Trattoria Muvara – Abcincucina.

7 thoughts on “Gromperekichelcher – Potato Pancakes – Frittelle di patate (en)

  1. Simona

    I was meditating over those pancakes. They look good. And I just took out of the freezer some of my apple sauce. If I bring it, can I come over for dinner?


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