Super Fast: Pofosen

I have spoken here before about Sunday Night Suppers and today I found a recipe that often made the rotation into our SNS. I discovered Pofosen in my Von Trapp Family Cookbook years ago while living in Germany. I would say that Maria von Trapp is one of the few people I truly admire. If you have not read her story- “The Story of the Trapp Family Singers”, may I suggest that you do. We have adopted many of their Christmas traditions including celebrating St. Nicholas Day on December 6 th. So when your pantry is lean and your time is short, prepare a platter of these satisfying pastries, they just may become a favorite thing.

8 slices bread
your favorite jam
3 eggs
3 T. milk
panko bread crumbs, about 1 1/2 cups- you may use any plain bread crumb
powdered sugar

Oil for frying, about 1/2 inch deep in pan

Over medium heat, heat oil in a skillet. Spread jam on one side of 4 slices of bread. Place the other slices of bread over top of the jam slices making a jam sandwich. Whip eggs with milk. Dip jam sandwiches in egg mixture and then into the plate of bread crumbs, coating both sides and edges. When oil is hot, fry one sandwich at a time until golden brown on each side. Remove to paper towel-lined platter. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and cut into four triangles. Serve immediately. Makes 16 pieces, serves 4-8.

Other great Sunday Night Suppers:
Kielbasa Sauerkraut Buns
Mini Ham and Cheese Rolls


  1. Anonymous
    Posted December 14, 2009 at 10:55 AM | Permalink

    I don't know who thought of frying a PBJ sandwich, but he (or she )was a genius! My grandchildren will absolutely love this, and will probably ask for it again and again. Thanks for so many "good things" each week!
    Happy Holidays to you and yours!

  2. That Girl
    Posted December 14, 2009 at 11:55 AM | Permalink

    This is definitely a new recipe for me, but it looks great! And I love the idea of something from the Von Trapp Family cookbook.

  3. Mimi
    Posted December 14, 2009 at 12:27 PM | Permalink

    Another quick and tasty treat. I agree the Von Trapps are an amazing family.

  4. Grace
    Posted December 14, 2009 at 12:41 PM | Permalink

    is this the inspiration for the lyrics "ti, a drink with jam and bread"? 🙂 easy, quick, delicious, awesome.

  5. biz319
    Posted December 14, 2009 at 1:31 PM | Permalink

    Every time I come to your blog, my mouth begins to water!

    Love the simple idea of this – but the fact that it doesn't look simple!

  6. Liesl
    Posted December 14, 2009 at 3:11 PM | Permalink

    This post brings me great joy! (since I am named Liesl! :o) ) I am actually getting ready to head to Germany for the holidays and I can't wait!

  7. Karen
    Posted December 14, 2009 at 5:36 PM | Permalink

    These look so good. The perfect thing to have after an early dinner!

  8. Anita
    Posted December 14, 2009 at 9:12 PM | Permalink

    Crazy good! I came home from a long
    (but interesting) day of jury duty hungry. Really hungry. Why I checked your website before eating can only be chocked up to good karma. I went straight to the kitchen and made myself this. Totally yummy. Thanks!

  9. Sheila
    Posted December 14, 2009 at 10:50 PM | Permalink

    These would be great in place of donuts. I often think of making doughnuts but don't want the hassle. I am certain this will become another Robin Goto Recipe for us.

  10. Sabrina
    Posted December 15, 2009 at 8:26 AM | Permalink

    I can't wait to try this. As another commenter said…. simple but it doesn't look that way.

  11. unconfidentialcook
    Posted December 15, 2009 at 12:36 PM | Permalink

    Mmmm, and so easy! Reminds me of the toas-tites we make all the time. Would be great with nutella and strawberries.

  12. Ingrid
    Posted December 16, 2009 at 10:32 AM | Permalink

    That sounds delish and oh, the possibilities!

    Btw, thanks for checking on me. I'm just dazed and confused from all the kids' school "stuff", Christmas stuff, and baseball is still going strong. Devon has had a baseball tourny just about every weekend so far. My only one off is Christmas weekend. 🙁

    Happy Wednesday!

  13. Maria
    Posted December 17, 2009 at 1:22 PM | Permalink

    Easy and decadent!

  14. Rate This Recipe!!
    Posted December 17, 2009 at 3:39 PM | Permalink

    This is really special, never heard of this dish before. Looks delicious!

  15. pigpigscorner
    Posted December 19, 2009 at 8:46 AM | Permalink

    Fried sandwiches! Delicious, add some PB in mine please!

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