Wednesday, June 20, 2012

PW's Chicken and Bratkartoffeln

Tonight we had bratkartoffeln and the Pioneer Woman's Honey-Plum-Soy Chicken.  The fried potatoes, or bratkartoffeln, is one of our favorite dishes.  It's a great way to use up left over potatoes, and we eat them for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  I used 6 potatoes, 4 slices bacon, 1 onion, 3 T butter, and season salt and pepper.  Cook up the bacon, use the bacon grease and butter and cook the onions and potatoes.  Season to tatste.  Add back in the crumbled bacon.  Serve.  We made 8 servings out of these ingredients, at 150/serving.  We give these a 9.  The chicken we made from the Pioneer Woman's second cookbook, and we didn't like it.  I changed the recipe a bit, because we don't cook with alcohol, so we used beef broth and some red wine vinegar, and I used the crockpot, and we used cherries instead of plums, which was one of the Pioneer Woman's suggestions.  This came out falling apart, and had plenty of flavor, we just didn't enjoy the flavor.  If we had used all the sauce, the calories would've been 440/serving, but we didn't use all of the sauce, or even most of it.  We gave this a 5.  Anyway, we won't be having this again.Tomorrow we're having Penne a la Betsy (a really delicious recipe from the Pioneer Woman) and some herbed squash from our garden.


  1. Your bratkartoffeln sounds delicious. Are the potatoes mashed first or how are they prepared? I may have to make those. I have enjoyed reading about all your meals. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Usually people chop and boil the potatoes, then continue with the recipe, and I do that too, I just like smashing the potatoes while I'm cooking them. Anyway you do it is fine, and you could use left over mashed potatoes too.