Sunday, July 12, 2009

Golden Potato Squash Torte

I love potatoes, squash and onions so when I came across this recipe I just had to try it. Well after visiting two stores and no green onions, I decided to substitute yellow onion. Who knew there was a green onion shortage? The original recipe called for cooking this in two 8" cake pans. What's up with that?

Oil your cast iron skillet then layer the potatoes in concentric circles overlapping slightly. Layer the squash the same way then sprinkle on about a third of the cheese mixture and press down to flatten. Drizzle with a little olive oil. Add another layer of potatoes squash and cheese mixture, finishing with a layer of potatoes and cheese, lightly pressing to flatten each time and drizzling with olive oil. Cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes in a 375F oven. Remove the foil and bake for another 25 minutes.
For the cheese mixture combine Parmesan cheese, flour, thyme, green onions, salt and pepper. Reserve a handful of the green onions for garnish.

What you will need:
A large Iron skillet
5 Yukon Gold potatoes sliced thinly
2-3 Yellow squash
1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
Olive oil


Cioara Andrei said...

Foarte interesat subiectul postat de tine, m-am uitat pe blogul tau si imi place ce am vazu am sa mai revin cu siguranta.
O zi buna!

Zank said...

Thank you, Mulţumesc

Google translator translates this Romanian to...
Very interested in the topic you posted, I looked on your blog and I like what I seen I was definitely back. Good day!

Greg said...

This would be good cooked in a covered grill next to the meat!

Zank said...

Absolutely! It was way too hot to cook this inside but I did anyway.

Lonnise said...

Couldn't find the original recipe but I'd made if before and needed to use up summer squash from the garden, so I Googled the ingredients and found your site and through that the recipe. I much prefer your method and notes. May make without onion as Mom cannot eat them, maybe a touch of garlic instead would work. Thanks for the help!
LHG on Still Pond

Zank said...

Thanks, I'm glad you liked it.

Jeff said...

Hi Zank,

Made this with zucchini rather than squash and used a cast iron lid in lieu of the aluminum foil for the cover.



Anonymous said...

I'd love to see some of your recipes using your cast iron skillet on Pinterest! Seems as though there's a bit of a shortage of recipes using this wonderful tool on their site and looks like you've got a wealth of them to share...