Patetnik is a traditional Bulgarian potato-based dish characteristic of the Rhodope Mountains.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Bulgaria
Keyword: all-purpose flour, eggs, potatoes
Servings: 8


  • 3 lb potatoes
  • 2 onions
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp dried spearmint
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • Salt
  • black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 450 F.
  • Peel the potatoes, and grate them in a bowl.
  • Peel the onions and grate in the same bowl.
  • Add salt, pepper, vegetable oil and dried mint. Crack eggs and add them to the mixture. Stir well.
  • Grease a round pan with 1 tablespoon of butter, then sprinkle 2 tablespoons of flour to dust the pan.
  • 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.
  • Bake for 45 minutes.

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