Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Frikadellen mit Bratkartoffeln

Frikadellen are like the German equivalent of a hamburger... sans the bun. They are very flavorful and also easy to make. Today, I've paired them together with Bratkartoffeln which go with pretty much everything. Potatoes with bacon and onions.... sauteed in bacon grease and butter? What's not to like? Oh yeah... nothing.

1/2 lb ground pork
1/2 lb ground beef
1 egg
1/2 cup breadcrumbs (fresh, if possible)
1/2 a large yellow onion
1 tbs paprika
1 tbs oregano
1 tsp red cayenne pepper
1 tsp marjoram
1 tsp celery seeds
3 tbs butter
3 tbs extra virgin olive oil

Mix together all of the ingredients in a large bowl and form 6 flat patties. Heat the butter and oil in a small pan on medium-high. Fry the frikadellen 3 at a time, about 4 minutes per side. Serve with ketchup for the sauce of your choice.

3 large russet potatoes
1/3 pound bacon
1/2 large onion 

Boil the potatoes for 20 minutes, then set them in cold water to cool down.
Brown the bacon in a pan and set aside. Add the onions and sauté them in the bacon grease until they become translucent. Remove the onions and add the potatoes to the bacon grease. Cook them until they are browned, the return the bacon and onions to the pan and cook for an additional 5 minutes and serve.


[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

Looks delicious. I'm always curious about ground meat recipes from other cuisines. The spicing here is definitely interesting and I'm wanting to try the combination out. Thanks!

Jules said...

This looks delicious and reminds me of all the wonderful food I ate in Germany where I lived for a while as a child.

Patti the gramma run amuck said...

love it I serve with rotkohl red cabbage/ stringbeans and potatoes