Bramboracky (Czech Savory Potato Pancakes)

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Bramboracky (bram-bor-atch-key) are traditional pan-fried potato pancakes best accompanied by beer. This is a recipe that my Czech boyfriend and I have fun with often. 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.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
3
Yield:
6 large 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

Directions

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

Cook's Note

You can add ham, bacon, or cheese to the pancakes before frying them, if desired. Substitute oregano for the marjoram and cumin seed for the caraway if you prefer. Enjoy them plain, with beer, topped with cheese, or with ketchup or mustard.

Editor's Note

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

527 Calories
11g Fat
94g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Calories 527
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 110mg 37%
Sodium 74mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 94g 34%
Dietary Fiber 12g 42%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 98mg 492%
Calcium 103mg 8%
Iron 5mg 29%
Potassium 2163mg 46%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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