Chicken Potato Burgers

Chicken Potato Burgers
This German twist on a traditional burger is light and tasty. Make the potato pancakes larger for lunch or dinner, or smaller to serve the burgers as appetizers.
Course Entree
Servings 4


  • 1 package Bavarian potato pancake mix such as the Panni brand
  • 1/3 cup grated German Emmentaler cheese
  • 1 pound thin sliced chicken breasts
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3/4 cup quark
  • 3 tablespoons crushed tomato
  • 2 tablespoons German curry ketchup
  • 4 leaves lettuce
  • 1 onion sliced into rings
  • 2 tomatoes sliced
  • chives for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Prepare potato pancakes according to box instructions. Place pancakes on a baking sheet and sprinkle grated Emmentaler cheese over 4 pancakes. Place pancakes in oven and allow to toast until cheese has melted.
  • Cut chicken into small medallions. Season with salt, pepper and oregano. Heat oil in pan. Once hot, place medallions in pan and cook over medium/high heat. Continue cooking until chicken is browned and cooked through. Set aside.
  • While chicken cools slightly, mix quark, tomato and curry ketchup in small bowl. Season sauce with salt and pepper.
  • Lay lettuce slices on 4 plain potato pancakes. Add sauce. Place chicken medallions, onion rings, tomato slices and chives on top. Cover with cheese potato pancakes and serve.


Quark is a soft cheese that's traditionally German. Find it in the deli section of many supermarkets or German specialty stores.