This easy to make Kartoshnik,
when baked, looks like a cake but is eaten as a potato.
- In a medium size
cooking pot, add potatoes, cover with water and boil until cooked. When
done, drain water and discard.
- Mash potatoes and
- Preheat oven to 450
F. In a separate mixing bowl, beat eggs, add whipping cream, salt and
whisk until blended. Add mashed potatoes and mix until well blended.
- Add both grated cheese
and onions and stir well to blend. Prepare a 9" x 9" oven-proof baking
dish by spraying with a no-stick vegetable spray, or rub inside with butter
- Pour potato mixture
into dish and level. Bake in preheated 450 F oven for 35 minutes or until
top has a nice light brown color.
- The Kartoshnik cake
will rise but will settle when removed from oven and cooled. Let cool
for about 5 minutes baefore cutting.
- In a small saucepan,
melt 1/2 cup butter to be used with Kartoshnik squares.
- Cut Kartoshnik into
squares, about 3" x 3" and serve with melted butter, a dollop of sour
cream and a sprinkling of chopped green onions.
Uncle Bill's Tips: You may also use yogurt, chopped chives and bacon bits