Chratzete – a specialty from Baden

Chratzete from the Black Forest: If you don’t know it, you should definitely try it. The side dish with asparagus is particularly popular. But it is also eaten with meat.

Pancakes are baked wafer-thin in the pan and torn into small pieces or “scratched” like a hen. Everything is then baked until crispy. Colloquially, the result was called Chratzete. The experts for preparation can be found in southern Baden. Here, especially in the asparagus season, it is a tradition to tear and bake these pieces.

Further names are Crazete, Kratzete and Krazete.

Visitors to the Black Forest can also try this side dish in many inns. Until then there is the following recipe.

Chratzete with asparagus

Recipe Chratzete

A southern Baden side dish for asparagus or meat
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Course: side dish
Cuisine: Baden
Keyword: neutral
Difficulty: Experienced
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients & Shopping list

  • 4 eggs
  • 150 g wheat flour (type 405)
  • 475 ml milk
  • Fat for frying 


  • Whisk the milk, eggs and salt together. Then fold in the flour and stir everything until an even dough is formed.
  • Put the fat in the pan and let it get hot. Put the batter in the pan as thinly as possible. Bake on one side. Turn the pancake over. While the 2nd side is being baked, tear everything into thin strips with a spoon and fork. Then shred them further.
  • Bake the small pieces until they are crispy. Process the whole dough in this way.

Tips & Hints

Chartzete got their name from scratching like a hen. So the pancake should get torn / scratched in the pan.


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