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Potato cake with bacon? Placki ziemniaczane.


Guest  
9 Nov 2008 /  #1
My grandma used to make this cake that consisted of potatoes and bacon. It was generally baked in a square or rectangular pan. It was delicious and served with sour cream, does anyone know what I'm talking about and have a recipe that can be shared? Thanks :)
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105  
9 Nov 2008 /  #2
Like placki ziemniaczane?

Like these? images.google.co.uk/images?q=placki%20ziemniaczane - Page of Pictures
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
9 Nov 2008 /  #3
babka ziemniaczana?
OP Guest  
9 Nov 2008 /  #4
That's it...babka ziemnaczana, do you know how to make this?
shopgirl 6 | 928  
9 Nov 2008 /  #5
Do you want to 'pan fry" it or "bake" it?
OP Guest  
9 Nov 2008 /  #6
I would like to bake it in a casserole dish, as we're having a pot luck at work.
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105  
9 Nov 2008 /  #7
babka ziemniaczana?

Why did you have to post a picture? ;) Now I'm hungry and it's too late to cook... :}

I would like to bake it in a casserole dish, as we're having a pot luck at work.

I think it's nicer to bake it. We had a mini pot luck at work recently - I took my gołąbki! :) Most of the other dishes were Romanian though... :)
shopgirl 6 | 928  
9 Nov 2008 /  #8
Here is one:

* 3/4 pound (1 large) russet (baking) potato
* 2 slices of cooked lean bacon, crumbled fine
* 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives or green part of scallion
* 2 tablespoons olive oil
* sour cream as an accompaniment if desired

Preparation

Peel the potato, grate it coarse, and press it between several thicknesses of paper towel to remove any excess moisture. In a bowl stir together the potato, the bacon, the chives, and salt and pepper to taste. In a large heavy skillet heat the oil over moderately high heat until it is hot but not smoking, form the potato mixture into 4 patties, and cook the patties, tamping them down with a spatula, for 5 to 7 minutes on each side, or until the pancakes are golden brown and cooked through. Serve the pancakes with the sour cream.

(I think you might have to add some oil into the mixture if you plan to bake it.....probably for 400 degrees for 45 minutes)
OP Guest  
9 Nov 2008 /  #9
Thanks to everyone for their replies...I've googled a few things under "babka ziemniaczana" and we'll see how this turns out. Now I just have to get my butt in gear and go grocery shopping!
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105  
9 Nov 2008 /  #10
Now I just have to get my butt in gear and go grocery shopping!

Good, get out and buy that stuff. Maybe post a picture or two here of your dish. ;)

Now you've given me an idea of what to cook tomorrow too... :)
polishgirltx  
9 Nov 2008 /  #11
babka ziemniaczana?

hmmm....i've never had it... it must be good...
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105  
10 Nov 2008 /  #12
I talked to a couple of Polish people today who had never heard of it. Is it a dish more specific to a region of Poland maybe?
Prince 15 | 590  
10 Nov 2008 /  #13
I like this dish it is from north east Poland.
Babciain Maine  
19 Dec 2009 /  #14
my grandma made this with fried salt pork. She baked it in a cast iron skillet. I havemade it a few times smazny

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