“Bramborak” – Potato Pancakes
I guess everybody knows the potato pancakes. My girlfriend really loves it and when she asked me to makes some for her Sunday evening I just can’t say no. So. It’s there and I hope you will like it too.
Preparation time: 15 minutes Yield: depends on the size around 15 serving
Cook time: around 8 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes
900g/2lb peeled potatoes
6 tablespoons plain flour
2 medium size onions
6 cloves garlic
5 tablespoons milk
1 – 2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon crushed black pepper
2 tablespoons marjoram (can be replaced by basil)
veg oil for frying
Method how to do it:
At first, we need to grate finely peeled raw potatoes on a grater. Don´t use mashed potatoes! Put them into a large bowl. Add milk and mix softly together. It should give us some time and save potatoes from a fast oxidation to turn them into unpleasant grey. Then finely chop the onions, crush the garlic and add with other ingredients to the bowl then stir everything together.
Now prepare a large frying pan. Add 5 tablespoons (or more) of veg oil. Set the heating at a medium heat and wait until hot. When is ready add (using a ladle spoon) the mixture into hot oil, and make them flat. I prefer to make a couple of smaller potato pancakes than a large one because of the easier handling. Then fry each side for around 4 minutes until crisp and soft brown.
It´s best to serve fresh hot with some bacon or Sauerkraut and a cold beer. Some people like it with tomato ketchup and so on but it is just up to your taste.
Tip: This is just a basic recipe. If you want to experiment, you can add finely chopped bratwurst sausages, mushrooms or vegetable like red paprika and so on…
That is all for today.
Good luck in your kitchen and see you later.