Italian Potato Cakes

"Found this recipe in "The Food of Italy ". It looks so impressive that I thought someone here might enjoy it! I add extra garlic of course!"
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Ready In:
1hr 20mins




  • Preheat the oven to 415º F.
  • Slice the onion, break it into rings, and, in a strainer, rinse the rings under cold water.
  • Melt the butter in a small saucepan, add the garlic, and set aside.
  • Place a layer of potato on the bottom of an 8" springform pan, followed by layers of onion, butter, mozzarella, and Parmesan.
  • Grind some black pepper and a little sea salt.
  • Repeat the layers until you have used up all the ingredients, keeping a bit of butter to drizzle on the top.
  • Finish with potato and then drizzle on a little butter.
  • Spoon the milk over the top.
  • Place the springform pan on a baking sheet with a lip or flat pizza pan with a lip.
  • Bake for 1 hour, or until the top is golden brown and the potatoes are tender.
  • Check in 45 minutes; if the top is getting too brown, cover with foil.
  • Cool for 10 minutes before serving.
  • Unclip the sides of the pan and remove, and transfer to a plate for serving.

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