Potato pancakes

Potato pancakes (in Czech known as “bramboráky” or locally “cmunda” or “sejkory”) are pancakes made of dough made of thin shredded potatoes. This dish is widespread in most Slavic nations, and even (albeit with a different name) in her Jewish holiday of Hanukkah.

4 serves, preparation time 1 hour


  • 3/4 kg of potatoes
  • 1 egg
  • cup of hot milk
  • 4-5 tablespoons flour
  • pestle garlic
  • 1 teaspoon marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed cumin
  • large pinch of pepper
  • salt
  • 100 g salami (not necessarily)
  • lard for frying

Preparation process:

Peel the potatoes and grate them on a fine grater. Pour off water, resulting in a squeeze grated potatoes. Pour the hot milk, add flour, crushed garlic, marjoram, cumin, pepper and salt. Depending on your taste and add chopped into fine slices salami or other sausages. However this is not necessary. We can also add finely sliced leeks, cabbage or onions. Someone add 2-3 tablespoons of grated celery. It adds wonderful flavour. Heat the lard in a pan and pour the potato dough into a pan using a ladle. Bake until golden brown and crisp on both sides. Potato pancakes eat immediately because they taste the best when they are fresh.

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