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Mashed potatoes with buttermilk

A simple and quick recipe from northern Germany

Mashed potatoes are probably eaten in one way or another in every region. In Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania the Stamptüfften (Tüfften = potatoes) are served with buttermilk and fried bacon cubes. The buttermilk is not necessarily mixed in, but poured over the mashed potatoes in the plate.


This hearty recipe with potatoes is very easy to cook.

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Recipe for Mecklenburg Stampftüfften un Boddermelk

A simple hearty potatoe meal with buttermilk from northern germany.
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Course: main dish
Cuisine: Mecklenburg
Keyword: savoury
Difficulty: Beginner
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients & Shopping list

  • 1 kg potatoes
  • 150 g bacon
  • 100 g onions if desired
  • 400 ml buttermelk


  • Peel and chop the potatoes and cook until soft.
  • In the meantime, peel the onions and dice them together with the ham. Fry in a pan until crispy.
  • Drain the cooking water and pound the potatoes dry. Alternatively, mash with a fork.
  • Mix the mashed potatoes with ham and onions. Arrange on deep plates. Add the buttermilk.

Tips & Hints

In some areas the buttermilk is mixed with the potatoes before serving.

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