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Catholic Recipe: Potato Strips


  • 1/2 cup poppy seeds
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup sugar Strips:
  • 6 large potatoes, cooked, mashed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/2-4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter


Serves: 6

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Difficulty: • • •

Cost: $$$$

For Ages:11+

Origin: Hungary


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Feasts (1)

Also Called: Bobajka


Glaze: Combine poppy seeds, sugar, honey. Set aside.

Strips: Combine mashed potatoes, salt, flour. Knead until dough becomes medium stiff. Roll dough on lightly floured board to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut in 2 x 2 1/2-inch strips. Place in large kettle of boiling water. Cook until strips float to top. Drain. Immerse 1 minute in cold water.

Heat butter in large baking dish. Arrange strips of dough in dish. Bake 5 minutes at 425┬░. Remove from oven. Pour glaze over top. Serve immediately. Yield, 6 servings

Recipe Source: Catholic Cookbook, The by William I. Kaufman, The Citadel Press, New York, 1965