Authentic Czech Bramboráky Recipe – Delicious Potatoe Pancakes

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Written by local experts Adriana & Matěj

Adriana and Matěj Halouskovi are travel bloggers behind the successful blog Czech the World.

Matěj was born in Prague and has lived here his entire life and Adriana moved here 6 years ago.

We have traveled to more than 60 countries, but if we could tell you what place we know the most, it is our city

Bramboráky are quite a common dish for all Slavic, Germanic, and Hungarian people. They are similar to Jewish Latkas. Bramboráky are pan-fried potatoes pancakes made of dough made of shredded potatoes. Czech version is unique, especially for added marjoram and garlic. Bramborák can be served itself or with cabbage and meat. They are best accompanied by Czech beer

Bramboráky Recipe

  • Servings: 4
  • Prep. time: 1 hour


  • 1 kg of potatoes
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2-3 tbsp of dried marjoram
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp of milk
  • 120 g of all-purpose flour
  • about 150 ml of oil (for frying)
  • chopped sausage/salami (optional)

Bramboráky Recipe – Instructions

  1. Peel and grate the potatoes.
  2. Squeeze out as much liquid from grated potatoes as you can and put the shredded potatoes to a mixing bowl.
  3. Stir in the crushed garlic, salt, pepper, marjoram, and salami (if you like).
  4. Beat the eggs with the milk. Add the egg mixture to the potatoes and stir well to combine. Gradually mix in the flour to form a thick but still pourable batter.
  5. Heat the oil to medium-high heat (the oil should be about 1/4-inch deep), and fry the pancake until golden brown (about 3 minutes on each side).
  6. Drain on paper towels. You can taste the first pancake and adjust the seasoning.
  7. You can serve bramboráky with ketchup on the side.

Bramboráky are one of the typical dished of Czech Cuisine.

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Dobrou chuť! (= Bon Appetit in Czech)

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