I found this recipe which I am going to try myself. It reminded me of the old time potatonik. Give it a try and let me know.
- 1 envelope active dry yeast, or 1 scant Tablespoon
- ¼ cup warm water, 110-115°F.
- 3 large eggs
- ½ teaspoon salt, to 1 teaspoon
- ¼ teaspoon white pepper
- 1/3 cup oil
- 4 lbs. potatoes
- 1 large onion
- ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
- 2½ cups flour
- Dissolve the yeast in the water and set aside
- In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs well. Add the salt, pepper, and oil. Beat together
- With a hand grater or a food processor, grate the potatoes along with the onion. Sprinkle with the cream of tartar. Mix.
- Add the grated potatoes and onion to the beaten egg mixture. Blend very well. Beat in the flour. Lastly, add the yeast.
- Mix vigorously to blend very well. Cover the bowl and set aside in a warm draft-free place for 1 hour.
- Preheat the oven to 400°F.
- Coat a 9×13-inch baking pan with oil. Set the pan in the oven to heat.
- When hot, pour the potato mixture into the heated oil in the pan.
- Bake for 30 minutes, then lower the heat to 350°F.
- Continue baking for an additional 30 minutes, until a lovely golden brown.
- Remove from the oven, pour off any excess oil and remove the potatonik from the pan.
- Set on a rack to permit air to circulate around it.
To serve, cut into thick slices, and rub the crust with cloves of fresh garlic
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