03 December 2006

Dibbekuche - Savoury Potato Cake

Pretty hard to translate - this is a regional dish from the Hunsrück area (which you might know if you have seen the Heimat TV series) and there is not even a standard German name for this dish. Dibbe is a dialect word for pot, Kuche (standard German: Kuchen) means cake - so potcake. Well, it is mainly potatoes.

  • 1.2 kg potatoes
  • 1 egg
  • 8 slices of smoked streaky bacon
  • salt, pepper, nutmeg
  1. pre-heat the oven to 225 degrees C
  2. finely grate the raw potatoes
  3. mix in the egg
  4. season with salt, pepper and nutmeg
  5. line a pie dish with the bacon slices and pour in the potatoes
  6. put in the oven and bake for 45 to 50 minutes until you get a nice, brown, crunchy crust on the outside
  7. serve with green salad and a crisp dry white wine

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