Another classic Czech recipe: bramboraks (Potato Pancakes) / Bramboraky Another classic Czech recipe: bramboraks (Potato Pancakes) / Bramboraky | Czechmatediary

Another classic Czech recipe: bramboraks (Potato Pancakes) / Bramboraky

bramborak yahoo imageBramboraky (Potato Pancakes) are my all-time favorite! They are really easy to make and the cost is about 5 cents per person :) The only downside of this dish is that they don’t make very good leftovers. Hence prepare them, fry them, and eat them all on the spot! Oh, and also, warning for the meat lovers: no meat in this one! Sorry!


  • 6 large potatoes, pealed
  • 1 egg
  • 5 cloves of garlic, grated
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 3/4 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tsp of dried marjoram
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • about 4 Tbs of oil


  1. Grate the potatoes
  2. Pour warm milk over those grated potatoes so that they will not go brown
  3. Add in the garlic, egg, salt and pepper, marjoram and mix it all together
  4. Gradually mix in the flour
  5. Pour part of the mixture with a ladle onto a hot and well-oiled frying pan ( the thickness and size of the pancakes depends on one’s preference; I personally like them thin and crispy!)
  6. Fry each side of the pancake until golden brown, about 5 minutes per side
  7. Serve

The whole batch feeds about 4 people.
PS: if you like you can add bits of fried bacon or cut-up salami into the bramborak mixture

PPS: also, don’t forget the golden rule: “The more garlic, the merrier” – I usually use twice the amount of garlic

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