German > Potato Frikadelle

Potato Frikadelle with Bacon and Cheese Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 large potatoes, peeled and grated
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
- 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
- 2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil

Special Equipment Needed:
- Large mixing bowl
- Frying pan
- Spatula

Step-by-Step Instructions:

1. In a large mixing bowl, combine grated potatoes, chopped onion, minced garlic, breadcrumbs, grated cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon, beaten egg, all-purpose flour, salt, and black pepper. Mix well until all ingredients are evenly distributed.

2. Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan over medium heat.

3. Using your hands, shape the potato mixture into small patties, about 2 inches in diameter and 1/2 inch thick.

4. Place the patties in the frying pan and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and crispy.

5. Remove the patties from the pan and place them on a paper towel to drain excess oil.

6. Serve the potato frikadelle hot with your favorite dipping sauce.


- Time:
Preparation time: 20 minutes
- Cooking time: 10 minutes
Temperature:
- Frying pan over medium heat
Serving size:
- Makes 8-10 potato frikadelle

Nutritional information:
- Calories: 150
- Fat: 8g
- Carbohydrates: 15g
- Protein: 5g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Instead of cheddar cheese, you can use any type of cheese you prefer.
- Instead of bacon, you can use ham or sausage.

Variations:
- Add chopped herbs like parsley or chives for extra flavor.
- Make a vegetarian version by omitting the bacon and adding more cheese and vegetables.

Tips and Tricks:
- Squeeze out excess water from the grated potatoes before mixing them with other ingredients to prevent the patties from falling apart.
- Use a non-stick frying pan to prevent the patties from sticking to the pan.

Storage Instructions:
- Store leftover potato frikadelle in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating Instructions:
- Reheat the potato frikadelle in a preheated oven at 350°F for 5-7 minutes, or until heated through.

Presentation Ideas:
- Serve the potato frikadelle on a platter with a variety of dipping sauces.

Garnishes:
- Garnish with chopped herbs like parsley or chives.

Pairings:
- Serve with a side of salad or roasted vegetables.

Suggested Side Dishes:
- Roasted Brussels sprouts
- Grilled asparagus
- Mixed green salad

Troubleshooting Advice:
- If the patties are falling apart, add more flour to the mixture to help bind the ingredients together.

Food Safety Advice:
- Make sure the potato frikadelle are cooked all the way through to prevent foodborne illness.

Food History:
- Potato frikadelle is a traditional German dish that is typically made with ground meat and potatoes.

Flavor Profiles:
- Savory, crispy, cheesy, and slightly smoky from the bacon.

Serving Suggestions:
- Serve as an appetizer or main dish.

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Taste: Savory, Cheesy, Bacon, Umami, Rich, Bacon-Y