Torta Di Patate (Potato Pie) Recipe

Ingredients

  • 6 large potatoes (boiled and mashed)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2/3 cups diced mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Pepper
  • 2 slices of Salami or Prosciutto, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • dry bread crumbs

Directions

  • Grease a baking pan and sprinkle bottom and sides with bread crumbs.
  • Mix all ingredients together, then pour into pan and flatten with a spoon.
  • Sprinkle with bread crumbs and dot with butter or oil.
  • Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until light brown.

Lena

Melenzane Fritte (Fried Eggplant Recipe)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked mashed eggplant
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked white rice
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup (heaping) flour
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Dash of red pepper sauce oil

Directions

Combine all ingredients except oil.
Heat 1/2 in. oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.
Drop mixture by tablespoons into oil and fry until golden brown, turning once.
Drain on paper towels.
Serve hot.
Fritters can be frozen after frying and reheated at 350 for 10 minutes.
Makes 6 to 8 appetizer servings

Olympia

Risotto Alla Piemontese Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 qt. chicken broth
  • 1 lb. rice
  • 1/2 glass red table wine
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 4 tbs. butter
  • 3 tbs. tomato paste

Directions

  • Melt in butter 4 quart sauce pan over low heat.
  • Add rice and stir for 2 minutes.
  • Add red wine and stir.
  • Stir in one cup of broth at a time to keep rice moist.
  • This takes about 1/2 hour to cook.
  • Rice should be al dente (a little undercooked).
  • Before removing from stove stir in tomato paste.
  • Then add 1/2 cup grated cheese and don’t forget to stir.
  • You’re ready to serve.

Regina