Potato Cheese Recipe, traditional Potato Cheese to prepare yourself

Here I show you my Potato Cheese recipe. The potato cheese or original potato cheese is a popular spread from Upper Austria and Bavaria.

This spread is easy to prepare. So if you want to score with regional cuisine, you can quickly and easily conjure up this nice spread to eat with your guests.

The potato cheese goes well with a good snack. Other delicious vegetarian spreads, such as herb quark, Liptauer, Obazda and vegan lard, also bring variety to your evening meal.

I wish you every success and would be happy to share this contribution with your friends!

1. Potato Cheese Shopping List for the Supermarket

Here is the shopping list for potato cheese:

  • potatoes (floury potatoes)
  • cream cheese
  • sour cream
  • fried onions or fresh onions and oil
  • chives
  • garlic (this is optional)
  • nutmeg
  • caraway
  • salt and pepper

The exact quantities of the ingredients can be found below in the recipe potato cheese.

2. Potato Cheese Preparation Step by Step

To give the potato cheese a special consistency, we use soft-boiled, floury potatoes for the base.

Peeled potatoes for potato cheese, you can cut the potatoes into small pieces, cooking will be faster!

We also fry potato cubes crispy. These give the potato cheese a fantastic taste in combination with roasted onions.

Crispy fried potato cubes as an inlay and decoration for potato cheese.

If you want to keep your potato cheese in the fridge for 2-3 days, you are well advised to fry the garlic briefly. By frying, the garlic becomes durable and does not ferment.

Potato cheese served on pretzel sticks, served with crispy potato cubes and chives.

The potato cheese fits to a hearty snack with pretzels and music 😉

3. Recipe Potato Cheese

Below is the recipe potato cheese with details of the ingredients. Good success!

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5 from 28 votes
5 from 28 votes
Potato Cheese
Potato cheese recipe for the quick preparation! Bread spread with fried potatoes - a successful bread spread with Austrian tradition. All chef tips from professional chef Thomas Sixt.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: breadspread
Cuisine: German Recipes
Keyword: Gluten Free Recipes
Servings: 4
Calories: 343kcal
Author: Thomas Sixt
  • 500 g potatoes I use floury potatoes.
  • 150 g cream cheese
  • 150 g sour cream
  • 4 tbs fried onions fried onions ready or with 2 fresh onions 4 tablespoons of oil to prepare yourself
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 8 pinch pepper
  • 4 pinch nutmeg
  • 8 pinch caraway grounded
  • 2 - 4 tbs chives rolls
  • 1 pc clove of garlic
  • Peel the potatoes and set aside 2 or 3 potatoes raw for the fried potato cubes.
  • Cut the rest of the potatoes into small pieces and cook them covered with salted water until soft.
  • Pour the softly cooked potatoes into a sieve and leave to evaporate for approx. 5 minutes in the pot on the hot stove top.
  • Finely crush the evaporated potatoes with a potato masher or press them through the potato press. Let the mashed potatoes cool down.
  • Add the cream cheese and sour cream to the boiled potatoes, fried onions, salt, pepper, nutmeg and caraway and mix quickly.
  • Cut the remaining raw potatoes into approx. 0.5 cm cubes.
  • Blanch potato cubes for 2 minutes at 170°C in hot oil (pre-fried).
  • Remove the potato cubes from the hot oil and allow to cool.
  • After approx. 10 minutes, fry the potato cubes again for approx. 4 minutes until crisp and light brown.
  • Add half of the potato cubes to the potato cheese, arrange and sprinkle with the remaining potato cubes.
  • If you want to add garlic to the potato cheese, fry or fry the garlic briefly. This gives the potato cheese a great taste and makes it last longer.

4. Calories and nutritional values

Nutrition Facts
Potato Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 343 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 59mg20%
Sodium 627mg27%
Potassium 575mg16%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 6g12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Author: Thomas Sixt

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