Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Potato and onion cake – a partial success

Potato and onion cake: Carole's Chatter

This potato and onion cake tasted great but wasn't that successful at looking like a cake that you could serve in wedges – which was supposed to be the idea.  I suspect my potato wasn't cut finely enough.

You butter and line the base of a cake tin with baking paper.  And heat up your oven to reasonably hot.

While it is heating you gently fry off your onions and garlic (3 onions, 3 cloves of garlic) in butter until they are soft.

Slice 6 or so potatoes finely – I hand cut mine so they were "rustic" – a mistake.

Then layer your potatoes and onion mix in turns until you get to the top potato layer.  The first layer is also potato.  Put salt and pepper on top of each layer as it goes in.

Melt 3 tablespoons of butter and pour it over the top.

Bake covered for 40 to 45 minutes until potatoes are tender then uncover and give them another 10 minutes or so to brown the top.

Let it stand for 5 minutes then turn it out onto a plate.  Take the paper off and turn over onto your serving plate.  You are then supposed to be able to serve it in wedges – ha!  As if.

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  1. Carole - I've run into the same problem with similar potato dishes. They certainly look good and how can one go wrong with butter, potato and onion?!

  2. Is it all supposed to get glued together?

    I like the idea, seems do-able.

  3. Hi Carole, the important thing is that it tasted goo! maybe next time it will come just how you imagined it. Thank You for linking it to the Fluster Buster Party. Have a great week, Lizy, co- host.

  4. thanks for sharing this! My recipes always come out different than they are supposed to! Thanks for linking up at the Friday Follow Along. Hope to see you tomorrow at www.leahinspired.com

  5. Taste is what is truly important. Your eyes get over it a lot quicker than your taste buds do. Thanks for sharing on Fluster's Creative Muster Party.

    Fluster Buster

  6. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen


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