Batata Merhiya (Algerian Mashed Potatoes Layered With Beef )

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Brenda.

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.

Top Review by Elaniemay

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.

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.

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