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Bandurniky (Potato Pancakes)

When we lived in Raritan NJ between 1936 and 1945, Mrs Sabol used to make these, one of our favorites.  When Mary Sabol, a daughter, came to visit us in Pittsburgh, she brought a stack of them for us.  What a gift of love!

 
6 medium potatoes
2 tbsp salt
1 c flour
1/4 c butter

Cook potatoes in jackets until tender. Peel them and put them through a ricer into a large bowl and mix in salt and flour.  The dough should not be sticky or crumbly.

Divide the dough into 10 pieces.  Keep them covered.  Roll them out one piece at a time on a floured board to 1/8 thickness (or about 8 inches in diameter).  Prick the pancake  all over to prevent it from puffing up.

Bake the pancake on a hot griddle for about 7 minutes on each side. 

Melt butter over low heat untill lightly browned.  Brush each side of the pancake with butter and stack it on a plate.  Cut it into wedges or roll up to serve.

Submitted by Eleanor Schwalm.