Potato Pie (Patatnik)

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“This is a Bulgarian recipe, and more specifically, patatnik as it is called in Bulgarian (potato pie for the lack of a better translation) is commonly cooked in the Rhodopes.”
1hr 10mins
2 pies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel and grate potatoes.
  2. Salt and leave aside for 15 minutes.
  3. Strain potatoes dry (salting would have caused the potatoes loosing water).
  4. Grate onions and mix with the potatoes and dried thyme (you can add a bit of dried mint as well).
  5. Heat oil in a shallow pan.
  6. Add the potato mixture to the pan and spread evenly, forming a sort of 1- 2 cm thick pancake.
  7. Cover with a lid and fry until the bottom is golden and a crust forms.
  8. Hold pan with lid on and turn over the potato pie on the lid.
  9. Slide potato pie on the uncooked side and repeat above steps until fried to golden.
  10. Repeat until mixture runs out.

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