Bramborák means potato pancake and is a signature dish (or side dish) often seen at Czech fairs, markets and festivals, as well as traditional Czech restaurants.
They are very easy to prepare and won’t stick to the counter for a long time. Grated potatoes, crushed garlic, onion, milk, caraway, marjoram, flour and eggs are mixed into a dough and poured into a pan with a ladle. Here they sit golden brown and crispy on both sides and then go straight to your plate. They go very well with a cold beer, gouláš, or both!
- Grate the raw potatoes and place them in a mixing bowl.
Heat the milk until it is hot. Pour the hot milk over the grated potatoes and mix.
Add garlic, flour, eggs, marjoram, caraway seeds, and salt. Stir well to combine. You get a semi-liquid batter.
Melt the lard in a pan over medium heat and spoon the mixture onto the pan.
- Cook until the pancakes are golden brown on both sides.
- Before serving, remove excess fat from the pancakes with kitchen paper.