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bratkartoffeln mit speck

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

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

(2 ratings)
yield 2 -4
prep time 30 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For bratkartoffeln mit speck

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

How To Make bratkartoffeln mit speck

  • 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.