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Bramboráky

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Bramboráky (regionally called cmunda or vošouch in Pilsen and "strik" or "striky" in Czech Silesia) are fried pancakes made (very similar to Latkes) of rough-grated or fine-grated raw potatoes (brambory in Czech), flour, milk, egg and sometimes sliced sausages (although this is not common, because bramboráky are usually intended to be a vegetarian meal) or sauerkraut.

Potato pancakes are usually spiced with marjoram, salt, pepper, and garlic, and sized to fit the cooking dish. Smaller variants are often eaten as a side dish. There is a similar dish from the Slovakian-Ruthenian borderland called harula, which is prepared with less milk and fat. Harula are baked on tin in an oven instead of frying. Besides, they may be accompanied by a variety of condiments, ranging from the savory (such as sour cream) to the sweet (such as apple sauce or sugar), or they may be served ungarnished. Potato pancakes are sometimes made from mashed potatoes to produce pancake-shaped croquettes.

Throughout Germany, potato pancakes are very common under the names Reibekuchen or Kartoffelpuffer, and they are eaten either salty (as a side dish) or sweet with apple sauce and cinnamon; they are a very common menu item during outdoor markets and festivals in colder seasons. In Poland, these potato pancakes, known as placki ziemniaczane, are often topped with meat sauce, pork crisps or goulash, as well as sour cream, apple sauce, mushroom sauce, and cottage or sheep's cheese or even fruit syrup.

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Czech cuisine, en.wikipedia.org

Potato pancake, en.wikipedia.org

Czech Potato Pancakes (Bramboraky), www.seniorspin.com