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Šťouchané brambory – Czech Crushed Potatoes

March 17, 2020

Potatoes are favorite Czech ingredients for a side dish. Boiled, mashed potato puree, baked in the oven, even fries. There’s a lot of ways to prepare them.

Crushed potatoes (coarsely mashed) are a valid and good choice. Complemented by scallion and fried bacon, they work incredibly well with every fried food or slow cooked meat.

Czech šťouchané brambory (crushed potatoes)

How to make Czech šťouchané brambory

  1. Clean the potatoes, peel them and cut into smaller pieces.
  2. Cook them in salted water until soft.
  3. Fry diced bacon and chopped scallions in a pan, where you heated up butter before.
  4. Crush drained potatoes with a masher, put in the fried bacon with scallions and mix together.
  5. Season with freshly ground pepper and salt, serve as a side dish or as a warm snack.

Which Kind of Potatoes to Use for This Recipe

Medium-starch potatoes are the best for this dish.

Potatoes are labeled and sold as cathegories A, B, and C in the Czech Republic. The letter indicates starch percentage in the potatoes.

A-label potatoes are the least starchiest while C-label potatoes are most starchy.

Scallion and bacon are typical ingredients in the Czech republic. They give a huge flavor boost to the crushed potatoes.

TIP: Serve štouchané brambory with Czech breaded fried cheese, famous smažený sýr!

Šťouchané Brambory – Czech Crushed Potatoes

Spice up your lunch menu with Czech style šťouchané brambory!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Czech
Keywords: crushed potatoes, šťouchané brambory
Servings: 4


  • 2 1/4 lbs (1 kg) potatoes
  • 5 oz (150 g) bacon
  • 4 scallions spring onion with green parts
  • 3/4 stick (90 g) butter
  • 4 Tbsp whole milk
  • salt


  • Wash and dry the scallion. Cut out the roots and the upper third of the green portion. Cut the scallion including the green parts into pieces about ¼ inch in size.
  • Dice the bacon into pieces about ¼ inch in size.
  • Peel the potatoes and boil them in a pot with salt water about 15-20 minutes until they're tender. Drain the boiled potatoes in a colander.
  • Heat up the butter in a pan on medium temperature.
  • Add bacon and scallion and mix for two minutes.
  • Pour the contents of the pan together with the hot boiled potatoes.
  • Add some milk and crush the mixture with the masher or the back of fork.
  • Flavor the meal with salt and mix it.


You can eat the mashed potatoes as a side dish, but also as a main course. They taste great!

Did you make this recipe? I would love to hear from you! Please share your opinion or send questions in comments bellow. Thanks a lot!

Happy cooking, and stay safe and healthy everybody, wherever you may be <3

About the Author 

Petra | Cook Like Czechs

Hi, I´m Petra, a Czech mom of 2 hungry teenagers. With the help of my older son I want to share here best authentic Czech recipes. Enjoy flavors of the Czech cuisine!

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