Potato Pancakes aka Bramboracky

by Joanne on March 2, 2014

Just a little recap about the Heart Run (found HERE): The money raised was OVER $1 MILLION this year!  Fantastic. Ted and I must have been slow because there WERE runners out, it’s just that we missed them.  Oh well….

Today’s recovery run of 8 miles went a whole lot better than expected. No soreness and enough energy to push on through.  Not completely confident about my running times and going into Boston but I’m holding on to all hope that when the weather warms and I can put on lighter shoes, less clothing, and run on clear roads, my pace times will increase.

A recipe based on Czech Republic cuisine.

These are fried potato cakes and so easy to make perfect for anyone’s taste preferences, be it salty, garlicky, herby, oniony…you get the picture.  Cooking with My Kitchen My World.

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This month cooking with My Kitchen My World had us exploring the flavors of the Czech Republic. "Bramboracky" means Potato Pancake.

Makes 6 Potato Cakes

  • 2 large baking potatoes
  • 1 rounded teaspoon minced garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp marjoram
  • 1 tsp caraway seed
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 1/2 TBS flour
  • Canola oil for frying

Peel and grate the potatoes. Try to dry the grated potatoes as much as possible. I used clean paper towels to squeeze them repeatedly until much of the moisture was absorbed.

In a mixing bowl, add the potatoes, garlic, salt, pepper, marjoram and caraway seed. Mix. Then add the egg. Mix. Now stir in the flour.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium – high heat. When hot, add the potato mix, about a 1/4 cup at a time. Fry 3 minutes per side. *Do these in batches so as not to over crowd the pan.

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Remover cooked pancakes to a paper towel lined plate to absorb any excess oil then serve hot.

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Have you ever wondered about the Czech Republic cuisine?  Flavors, presentations, cooking methods…?  What about desserts?   See more at MKMW.

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