Specialties from Düsseldorf: “Pillekuchen”

Specialties from Düsseldorf: “Pillekuchen”

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Düsseldorf’s “Pillekuchen” is a mix between pancakes and hash browns. This traditional dish, which is very popular in the “Bergisches Land” area and, of course, in Düsseldorf, was created uniting the region’s most prominent characteristics. The region used to focus greatly on the cultivation of potatoes because they were affordable for poorer families as well. Refined with eggs, flour, onions and spices, this specialty in all its different varieties, which can be served with every side dish imaginable, has become highly popular among people of all age groups. Whether you serve it with salmon, bacon or a few slices of fresh tomato and a delicious side salad – Pillekuchen is always a tasty delight. Today, we’ll show you how to make this specialty from Düsseldorf at home. Don’t worry – it’s extremely easy and fast to prepare and always tastes great!
Apart from the basic ingredients, Düsseldorf’s traditional Pillekuchen is served with some fresh cubes of bacon, which add a particularly intense flavor to it. However, if you want to serve the Pillekuchen with salmon or applesauce, for instance, simply exclude the bacon from this recipe.


Düsseldorfer Spezialitäten: Pillekuchen Zutaten– 1 kg of waxy potatoes
– 3 eggs
– 3 tbsp. of flour
– 150 g of bacon cubes
– 1 large onion
– 2 tbsp. of lard
– 75 g of sour cream
– Salt, pepper and nutmeg to taste


Düsseldorfer Spezialitäten: Pillekuchen ZubereitungIn a first step, grate the raw potatoes and chop the onion into cubes. Fry the onion and bacon cubes and add the grated potatoes. Fry from all sides by constantly turning the potatoes in the pan. Mix eggs, flour and sour cream and add salt, pepper and freshly grated nutmeg to taste. Add the mixture to the pan and spread it on top of the potatoes, which should be evenly spaced out. Cook until the mixture is firm. Fry the Pillekuchen from both sides until golden brown, garnish and serve while it’s still hot.

Bon appetit!

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Düsseldorfer Spezialitäten: Pillekuchen angerichtet

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