Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Patatnik (Bulgarian Potato Pancake)

Patatnik or potato pancake is very common in Europe. This is the Bulgarian variation. The addition of cheese and cilantro make the pancake very flavorful. They can be served as a side in a meal or even for breakfast.

The addition of sirene (white cheese) enhanced the flavor a lot. I cooked it on the stove top but Patatnik can also be baked in the oven. After I made these pancakes I invested in a cast iron pan. The next time I make them I will bake them in my cast iron pan.

Recipe adapted from here.

You will need
3-4 potatoes
1 egg
1/2 cup Sirene cheese
a bunch cilantro
a bunch parsley (I did not add any)
salt to taste

Olive oil for pan

Wash, peel and grate the potatoes. Combine with the other ingredients. Heat oil in a pan and add a thin layer of the potato mixture. Brown on both sides. Take it off the heat. Repeat with remaining potato mixture. Serve hot.


  1. What a delightful pancake!..would surely want to make it sometime..

  2. Looks prefect for a breakfast, delicious pancake.

  3. I looked at these pancakes when searching for B and decided to do another country. Delicious pancakes.

  4. That is one delicious pancake, will definitely try for my kiddo's dabba!!!

  5. I'm sure my potato loving family will love these pancakes. Will look for the cheese in my neighborhood.

  6. I love the potatoes n cheese combo..buti guess egg is the binder..nevertheless I will make trying with a substitute.

  7. i think every country has a version of a potato pancake :)

  8. so many countries have variations with potato pancakes..this one looks very nice like neat


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