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mashed potato pancake

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On the Splendid Table yesterday they were talking about a french mashed potato pancake called (and I am going to butcher this spelling) Mantanfen. Does anyone have a recipe for this dish?

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  1. matafan
    or
    matafan aux pommes

    I found this in my search or several recipes in French
    http://kitchen-notebook.blogspot.com/...

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    1. re: folprivate

      I make something quite like those but without as much egg, and I have to say mine never looked as lovely as the photos. Recipe bookmarked, thanks!

    2. Yes, I heard it too. it was Dorie Greenspan (I love her voice). I thought they'd make a wonderful alternative to boxty which I can never make as good as my Irish MIL can.

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      1. re: southernitalian

        Yes, I'm afraid mine come out more boxty-ish, not that that's a bad thing.