Batata Merhiya (Algerian Mashed Potatoes Layered With Beef )

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

From the The Great Book of Couscous by Copeland Marks. Algerian comfort food. Use as a side dish or a main dish with a nice salad.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mash potatoes with butter and salt.
  2. Heat oil in skillet, add onion, beef and pepper.
  3. Saute for 5 minutes.
  4. Drain beef mixture.
  5. Butter a 1 quart casserole.
  6. Put half of the potatoes in the bottom of the dish.
  7. Add the meat mixture and cover with the remaining mashed potatoes.
  8. Smooth the surface.
  9. Cover with the beaten egg and sprinkle with cheese.
  10. Bake in 350 degree oven until the surface is golden about 30 minutes.


Most Helpful

A very nice dinner. It was cold outside and this hit the spot. Very easy and simple to prepare. I did not get 6 servings out of this though. Made for ZWT6.

Elaniemay June 14, 2010

This was great! Shepards Pie with a twist, lol. The egg and cheese topping was a great addition and made for a nice presentation. Made for a Seasoned Sailor and his Sassy Sirens - ZWT6.

Kim127 June 11, 2010

Saw this with lovely picture in Swap Thread. This was tasty -- took Twissis thoughts, and added salt, garlic, and a few dashes of hot sauce. For 2 of us, there will be 2 MORE meals !! Served with haricot vert with grape tomatoes and bacon. Enjoyed ! Thanks, Nick's Mom.

NurseJaney March 10, 2008

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