Bratkartoffeln

This is one of my favourite dishes, that can be easily eaten on its own or a complimentary side of a meal.

Perfect for those hearty meat dishes.

This is something I grew up on coming from a family with German heritage. There’s many variations but the core Ingredients to bratkartoffeln is potatoes and bacon.

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Like my mum, I like to have egg through it.

So basically bratkartoffeln is fried potato with bacon. It’s something you can add what you like to, whether it be onion, capsicum, cheese, pine nuts, cashews etc.

Ingredients
Potatoes (4 medium sized)
Bacon rashes (cut into small pieces)
2 whisked eggs
Salt and pepper to taste

* based on 2-3 people

Method
First you’ll need to peel and cut your potatoes in halves.

Place potatoes in water, bring to the boil and boil for 10 minutes. You still want your potatoes to be firm, so that a skewer goes in and out cleanly.

Remove potatoes and let cool, either at room temperature or in the fridge.

Once cooled slice or cut potatoes however you like them, add to a hot pan with a little oil.

Fry the potatoes until you just start to see some colour, then add your bacon (and whatever else you may want to add).

Fry to your liking, add the egg and continue to cook until the egg is done.

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I like to drizzle lemon over the bratkartoffeln once its plated and a little salt.

A simple dish that allows you to be as creative as you like or just enjoy its simplicity.

Michael

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