Bramboráky (regionally called cmunda or
vošouch in Pilsen and
"strik" or "striky" in Czech Silesia) are fried pancakes made of rough-grated or
fine-grated raw potatoes (brambory in Czech), flour, milk and sometimes sliced
sausages (although this is not common, because bramboráky are usually intended
to be a vegetarian meal) or sauerkraut.
They are spiced with marjoram, salt,
pepper, and garlic and usually sized to fit the cooking dish. Smaller variants
are often eaten as a side dish.
There is a similar dish from the
Slovakian-Ruthenian borderland called harula, which is prepared with less milk
and fat, and an addition of an onion. Harula are baked on tin in an oven instead