The potato gateau is a delicious preparation based on potatoes and various cold cuts. A pie to be baked with an irresistible golden crust that will ensure you a succulent meal. This famous and ancient preparation is a cornerstone of Neapolitan cuisine and then revisited in other regions of southern Italy. However, the potato gateau, Italianized in gattò or gatò, did not appear on the luxurious tables of the Kingdom of the two Sicilies until the late 1700s. In fact, the superfine palate of Queen Maria Carolina of Habsburg, wife of Ferdinand I of Bourbon, did not he wanted to separate from the delicacies of the monsieurs - the French cooks - called to the court of the Kingdom of Naples. Thus it was that the Neapolitan people learned the technique and made it their own. He replaced the gruyere with fior di latte, and then embellished the pie with cooked ham and salami. And not only. Even the name soon went from potato gateau to cat ... and even the monsieurs did not escape the Neapolitan fantasy, thus becoming the "monzù"! Each family hands down their own version of this irresistible mess, and so we too have decided to share with you the potato gateau recipe created by Chef Roberto Di Pinto!
To prepare the potato gateau, start by boiling the latter. To do this, rinse them and pour them into a large pot, covering with plenty of cold water. Transfer the pot to the fire and, as soon as the water is boiling, count about 30-40 minutes, depending on the size of the potatoes. Do the fork test to make sure they are actually cooked: if the prongs easily reach the center of the tubers then they are ready. Drain the potatoes and begin to peel them while they are still hot, help yourself with a small knife so as not to burn yourself.
How to make potato gateau
Finally, mash them immediately in a container: when the potatoes are hot, they are easily disposed of and will not present lumps. In the meantime, cut the mozzarella into cubes and place it in a colander to squeeze it, in this way it will drain excess whey. Alternatively, you can wring it out with the help of a clean tea towel.
Gateau potato recipe
Cut the Napoli salami into cubes of about 1 cm, do the same with the slice of cooked ham 8. At this point, take the freshly mashed potatoes and add the eggs,
How to prepare potato gateau
a sprinkling of pepper, salt, a drizzle of oil and grated Parmesan.
Gateau of potatoes recipe
Mix the ingredients, and when the mixture is well blended you can add the diced ham and salami like Naples.
How to cook potato gateau
then pour the drained mozzarella into the bowl and mix all the ingredients. At this point, oil a 20x20 cm square baking dish
How to accompany Potato Gateau
and sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Move the pan to make sure that the breadcrumbs spread over the entire surface. Then pour the mixture with the help of a spatula to level it
Preparation Gateau of potatoes
Sprinkle the surface with the breadcrumbs and Parmesan, season again with a drizzle of oil and bake in a preheated static oven at 180 ° for about 30 minutes. Once ready, your potato gateau will be steaming and inviting to be served