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Italian Potato Cakes

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“Found this recipe in "The Food of Italy ". It looks so impressive that I thought someone here might enjoy it! I add extra garlic of course!”
1hr 20mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 415º F.
  2. Slice the onion, break it into rings, and, in a strainer, rinse the rings under cold water.
  3. Melt the butter in a small saucepan, add the garlic, and set aside.
  4. Place a layer of potato on the bottom of an 8" springform pan, followed by layers of onion, butter, mozzarella, and Parmesan.
  5. Grind some black pepper and a little sea salt.
  6. Repeat the layers until you have used up all the ingredients, keeping a bit of butter to drizzle on the top.
  7. Finish with potato and then drizzle on a little butter.
  8. Spoon the milk over the top.
  9. Place the springform pan on a baking sheet with a lip or flat pizza pan with a lip.
  10. Bake for 1 hour, or until the top is golden brown and the potatoes are tender.
  11. Check in 45 minutes; if the top is getting too brown, cover with foil.
  12. Cool for 10 minutes before serving.
  13. Unclip the sides of the pan and remove, and transfer to a plate for serving.

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