Babka with bacon
Babka with bacon is a classic potato cake that has been prepared in Belarus since the 19th century. Babka is considered a traditional Belarussian national dish. The name comes from "babulja" or "babushka" ("grandma"), the person who usually baked the cake.
- 500 g potatoes
- 200 g flour
- 1 large onion
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 200g bacon
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon salt
Potato cake with bacon is one of the tastiest dishes invented in Eastern Europe. Even a French gratin is not nearly as tasty and aromatic as a very simple Babka.
In Eastern Europe, little butter was used until the 20th century, and bakeware (mostly pots) was greased with bacon.
That's why they also prepared the babka with animal fat instead of butter. If you are a vegetarian or do not eat certain types of meat, you can also use vegetable oil.
Golden yellow greaves and new potatoes are an unforgettable combination invented by an unknown but undoubtedly talented chef. Maybe this cook was a grandma. Or just Babka.