My parents are from Brooklyn NY (coming from an Aussie this might sound strange) but my parents migrated to Melbourne in the early 1960's. From the age of 7 onwards every summer vacation we would visit the family in Brooklyn NY. The things I looked forward to most on our visits was of course the original Nathan's and on Brighton Beach Avenue there was Mrs. Stahl for Potatonik. Halfway between a kugel and a lava hot greasy potato brick which was so wonderful on cold winter days. I assure you, this concoction is heaven! The original recipe was posted in the NY Times food section.