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Babka Ziemniaczana (Polish Potato Cake)

  • Author: Polish Housewife
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 45 min
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 3 - 4 servings 1x


Potatoes spiked with onions, garlic, bacon and sausage!



Amounts per pound of potatoes:

  • 2 slices bacon, diced
  • 1/8 pound kielbasa, quartered lengthwise and sliced 1/4 inch thick (optional)
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tablespoon flour
  • 1 tablespooon fresh or 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspooon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound potatoes


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Brown bacon, add kielbasa and onion, cooking until onion is translucent, add garlic and cook a few more minutes, cool
  3. Add egg, flour, and spices to meat mixture, stir to combine
  4. Peel potatoes (or potato, 1 large baking potato is about 1 pound), cut into 1 inch cubes, add to a blender with ice water, process just for a second two times, just enough to be sure you don’t have large chunks, pour the potato slurry through a fine colander, press with paper towels, and add to meat, stirring to combine, this just seems quicker and easier than grating on the small side of a box grater
  5. Quickly add to greased 2 cup baking dish, bake for┬áabout 60 minutes (when baking larger batches baking time may be as much as 80 – 90 minutes, babka should be firm and crust light brown