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czech bramborák recipe

Authentic Czech Bramborák Recipe

This is a recipe for bramborák, a Czech popular snack made from shredded potatoes, flavored with a massive amount of garlic and marjoram.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Czech
Keyword czech bramboráky, potato pancakes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6


  • 2 lbs (900 g) potatoes raw, peeled
  • ⅔ cup (90 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup (120 ml) milk hot
  • 5 cloves of garlic freshly pressed
  • 1 Tbsp marjoram dried
  • 1 tsp caraway seeds crushed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • pork lard for frying


  • Peel the potatoes and finely grate them.
  • Leave it to stand for a moment and pour the water out of the mixture.
  • Meanwhile, heat the milk until it gets hot.
  • Peel and press the garlic.
  • Pour the hot milk over the grated potatoes and mix.
  • Add garlic, flour, eggs, marjoram, caraway seeds, and salt. Stir well to combine. You will get semi-liquid batter.
  • Melt the lard in a pan on medium heat.
  • Place the mixture in the middle of the hot pan. Use a spatula or the flat side of a spoon to flatten. Spread the mixture to make a bramborák about 6 inches (15 cm) wide. Bramborák should be cca ¼ inch thick.
  • Fry for about 3 to 4 minutes until golden brown.
  • Flip the bramborák carefully and fry the other side until golden.
  • Serve as quickly as possible while still crispy and taste the best.


If you visit the Czech Republic, a bramborák is a must-have. It is very popular both in restaurants or as street food.