BRATKARTOFFELN MIT SPECK

Ellen Bales

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@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


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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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Scrub 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.
2
Chop 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.
3
Slice 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.
4
Sprinkle 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.
5
Sprinkle with salt, pepper, caraway seed, and marjoram and cook 10 to 15 more minutes. Add more butter if necessary to facilitate browning.
6
NOTE: 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