BRATKARTOFFELN MIT SPECK

Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

Translated, fried potatoes with bacon. This is typical of some of the dishes my mother would serve--good ol' home cookin', German style!
Recipe: germanfood.about.com
Photo: J.McGavin

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
2-4
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
30 Min

Ingredients

5 medium
potatoes
3 or 4 slice
bacon
2 Tbsp
butter
1/4 c
onion, chopped fine
1/4 tsp
caraway seed
1/4 tsp
marjoram (optional)
salt and pepper to taste

Step-By-Step

1Scrub whole potatoes and cook in salted water until they can easily be pierced with a fork, about 30 minutes. Let cool and peel while still warm. They can be cooked several hours ahead.
2Chop the bacon into small pieces and cook in a large skillet until limp but not crisp. Remove from pan but keep the grease in pan. Add the butter and melt, but don't brown.
3Slice the cold potatoes into 1/4-inch slices and place in a single layer in the hot grease. Place any extra potatoes on top of the first layer.
4Sprinkle the potatoes with the onions and bacon and let them cook over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes. Turn them when the underside becomes brown--but don't stir them.
5Sprinkle with salt, pepper, caraway seed, and marjoram and cook 10 to 15 more minutes. Add more butter if necessary to facilitate browning.
6NOTE: In Deutschland, these potatoes are traditionally served with fried eggs, pickles and a green salad.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes, Pork
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids