Potato cake with onion and olive stew

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This classic Italian potato cake (gateau) is enriched with onion, olives, capers and tomatoes stew. Rich and fragrant vegetarian main dish.

Potato cake with onion and olive stew

Italian potato cake with onion and olive stew recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course second course
Cuisine vegetarian
Servings 8 pieces
Calories 833 kcal


  • 1 kg potato
  • 3 medium eggs
  • bread crumbs
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 onions I used 2 white and 1 red onion
  • 4 to mato I used San Marzano
  • 1 handful pitted green olives
  • 1 tsp capers in salt
  • 0.5 cup red wine
  • 1 cup water
  • 40 g grated pecorino cheese


Instructions: Potato cake with onion and olive stew

  • Prepare the stew by placing sliced ​​onions, tomatoes (divided into 4), glass of water, half of a glass of red wine, pinch of pepper, generous pinch of salt and about 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan.
  • Turn the heat on and cook the stew for about 20 minutes until the liquid becomes dense and the tomatoes are soft. Add (previously rinsed from salt ) cappers and olives and cook for another 5 minutes. Set aside to let it cool down. If you prefer remove tomato’s skins.
  • Rinse the potatoes and cook them skin off in a pan full of salty water. Drain and pass through potato mashher. Add 2 eggs, a pinch of salt, and grated pecorino cheese.
  • Grease a round baking pan with some olive oil and dust with breadcrumbs. Spread half the potato mixture on the bottom and on the sides of the pan.
  • Add the filling and cover it with the second part of potato mash. Brush the top with some olive oil and coat with a thin layer of bread crumbs. Bake in the preheated static oven at 200 °C for about 20 – 25 minutes. Take out from the oven and let cool down slightly before serving.


The nutritional values are generated automatically for indicative purposes only and are therefore not completely accurate.


Serving: 8piecesCalories: 833kcal
Keyword casserole, onions, potato, potato cake, traditional Italian
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lot of love. B.

p.s. If you are looking for some more potato cake recipes check my Italian potato cake with mushroom-mozarella filling and Baked mashed potatoes with white bean puree.

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