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Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr
Patatnik is a traditional Bulgarian dish characteristic of the Rhodope Mountains. It is prepared with grated potatoes, onions, salt and spearmint.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Bulgarian, Vegetarian
Servings: 8 people
Author: Mike Benayoun
  • 3 lb potatoes
  • 2 onions
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons dried spearmint
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon butter , for greasing
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 450F/230C.

  2. Peel the potatoes, and grate them in a bowl.
  3. Peel the onions and grate in the same bowl.
  4. Add salt, pepper, vegetable oil and dried mint. Crack eggs and add them to the mixture. Stir well.
  5. Grease a round pan with 1 tablespoon of butter, then sprinkle 2 tablespoons of flour to dust the pan.
  6. Pour the potato mixture into the pan. Press with your palms to flatten. Sprinkle last 2 tablespoons of flour on top. Add a few dollops of butter on top.
  7. Bake for 45 minutes.