MARIAN'S POTATO PANCAKES

Bramboraky (Czech Savory Potato Pancakes) recipe

Bramboracky (bram-bor-atch-key) are traditional pan-fried potato pancakes best accompanied by beer. This is a traditional Czech recipe. Potato pancakes are commonly associated with traditional Czech, Ukrainian, Yiddish, German, Hungarian and Polish cuisines, although other cuisines (including those of India and Korea) also have similar potato pancakes."

 

Ingredients
4 large potatoes
3 cloves garlic, 
crushed salt and black pepper to taste
1 pinch dried marjoram (optional)
2 teaspoons caraway seeds (optional)
2 eggs
1 tablespoon milk
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
oil for frying

 

Peel and coarsely grate the potatoes, squeezing out as much liquid as you can. Transfer the shredded potatoes to a mixing bowl. Stir in the crushed garlic, salt, pepper, marjoram, and caraway seeds.

Beat the eggs with the milk. Add the egg mixture to the potatoes and stir well to combine. Gradually mix in the flour to form a thick but still pourable batter.

Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat; the oil should be about 1/4-inch deep. Spoon about 1/4 cup of batter into the hot oil, flattening it slightly. Fry the pancake until golden brown, about 3 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels. Taste the first pancake and adjust the seasoning if necessary; repeat with remaining batter.

 

Tips:
You can add ham, bacon, cheese, sauerkraut to the pancakes before frying them, if desired. Substitute oregano for the marjoram and cumin seed for the caraway if you prefer.

 

Dobrou chut. Marian from Bohemian Wings.

 

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