Potato cake with onion and olive stew


This classic Italian potato cake (gateau) is enriched with a stuffing made of onions, olives, capers and tomatoes. Rich and fragrant vegetarian main dish.

Potato cake with onion and olive stew
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For 4 Person(s)


  • 1 kg potato
  • 3 medium eggs
  • bread crumbs
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 onions (I used 2 white and 1 red onion)
  • 4 tomato (I used San Marzano)
  • 1 handful pitted green olives
  • 1 tsp capers in salt
  • 0.5 cup red wine
  • 1 cup water
  • 40 g grated pecorino cheese

Potato cake with onion and olive stew Directions

  1. Prepare the stew by placing sliced ​​onions, tomatoes (divided into 4), glass of water, half of a glass of red wine, pinch of pepper, generous pinch of salt and about 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan.

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  2. Turn the heat on and cook the stew for about 20 minutes until the liquid becomes dense and the tomatoes are soft. Add (previously rinsed from salt ) cappers and olives and cook for another 5 minutes. Set aside to let it cool down. If you prefer remove tomato's skins.

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  3. Rinse the potatoes and cook them skin off in a pan full of salty water. Drain and pass through potato mashher. Add 2 eggs, a pinch of salt, and grated pecorino cheese.

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  4. Grease a round baking pan with some olive oil and dust with breadcrumbs. Spread half the potato mixture on the bottom and on the sides of the pan.

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  5. Add the filling and cover it with the second part of potato mash. Brush the top with some olive oil and coat with a thin layer of bread crumbs. Bake in the preheated static oven at 200 °C for about 20 - 25 minutes. Take out from the oven and let cool down slightly before serving.

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