Italian Appetisers Recipes


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.
  • 6 medium potatoes
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup of  grated Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese
  • 1 cup of diced Provola or Provolone cheese
  • 1 cup of mozzarella cheese
  • 6 oz of Napoli salami
  • breadcrumbs to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste




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.
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