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NEAPOLITAN CHEESE & SALAMI POTATO CAKE (GATEAU DI PATATE)


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The potato cake, called in Naples also “gattò or pizza di patane” is a typical preparation of Neapolitan cuisine and consists in a timbale of smashed potatoes with various types of local cheeses as provola, smoked scamorza, caciocavallo or mozzarella, and a special salami called Naples or slices of soppressata home made.
 
Is it a salted pastry cake easy to prepare. In this session of typical dishes campani I propose you the recipe to prepare the original one of my land.
Gateau di Patate

Gateau di Patate

Neapolitan Cheese and Salami Potato Cake
Course Italian Side Dish, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 6 Medium Potatoes
  • 3 Eggs
  • 3/4 Cup Grated Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese
  • 1 Cup Diced Provola or Provolone Cheese
  • 1 Cup Mozzarella Cheese
  • 6 oz Napoli Salami
  • Breadcrumbs to taste
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Boil the potatoes with the whole peel, drain them and let them cool for a few minutes.
  • Meanwhile cut the provola cheese and mozzarella, not too small, I prefer sliced, so as to form a uniform layer.
  • Peel the potatoes and mash them two times with potato masher.
  • Wait a minute that potatoes intiepidiscano, dress them with the whole eggs, salt, a nice sprinkling of ground black pepper and grated cheese.
  • Mix well all the ingredients.
  • Grease with a little butter the inside of an oven dish, sprinkle with bread crumb and pour a layer of potato mixture in a uniform manner.
  • Add all cheeses and salami.
  • Cover with the remaining part of the potato mixture.
  • Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and some pieces of butter.
  • Bake at 350 F for 30 minutes, until it become a golden crust on the surface.
  • Wait a few minutes before cutting into slices and serve.
  • The potato cake is also excellent cold or heated the day after.
Keyword Gateau di Patate, italian potato cake, Neapolitan Cheese and Salami Potato Cake
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