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Potato Cheese Casserole

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The potato cheese casserole, known in Italy as potato gateau, is a rustic and tasty main course made with potatoes, enriched by eggs, spices, ham and cheese.
Ingredients
  Ham 120 Gram, dice
  Provolone cheese 100 Gram, dice
  Nutmeg To Taste, grated
  Butter 20 Gram
  Breadcrumbs 2 Tablespoon
  Mozzarella 100 Gram
  Eggs 2 Medium
  Salt and pepper To Taste
  Parmesan cheese 80 Gram, grated
  Potatoes 1 Kilogram
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Boil the potatoes with skin on, in salted water for 30 minutes.
2. In the meantime dice the mozzarella and drain the excess water by placing it in the colander, chop the ham and dice the provolone cheese.
3. Once the potatoes are cooked remove the skin and mash the potatoes with a potato masher.
4. In a large owl combine ½ cup of the grated Parmesan cheese, eggs, provolone cheese, ham, mozzarella and finally salt and pepper to taste.
5. Preheat the oven at 390°F (220°C).

MAKING
6. Grease an oven dish with butter and sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Spreads the mixture evenly, sprinkle the remaining parmesan cheese, about ¼ cup also add small knobs of butter over the top.
7. Bake for 40 minutes; during the last 5 minutes turn the grill on, to form a nice golden brown crust. Once done allow it to rest for 10 minutes.

SERVING
8. Serve the Potato Cheese Casserole along with roasted chicken.

TIPS
If you prefer, you can use another kind of non-smoked kneaded-paste cheese.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Preparation Time: 
45 Minutes
Cook Time: 
75 Minutes
Ready In: 
120 Minutes
Servings: 
8
Story
Hi everyone and welcome to the GialloZafferano kitchen: today we'll be preparing together the potato cheese pie, or potato gateau, a rustic baked dish made with potatoes.
Subtitle: 
Potato Gateau

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