Potato Tortino

Potato Tortino

Alessandro Clemente

Who doesn’t love potato, smoked salmon, and eggs? Those three delicious ingredients are used together in hundreds of recipes, many of which are Italian, because of the excellent way that they blend with one another. Today’s recipe of for small potato pies. This dish can be served as an excellent appetizer or a main dish for breakfast!


What You’ll Need

  • 1 ½ pounds of russet potatoes
  • ½ pound of smoked salmon
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 eggs
  • 10 sprigs of chives
  • 3 sprigs of parsley
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 3 sprigs of sage
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Breadcrumbs to your liking
  • Extra virgin olive oil to taste

What You’ll Do

  1. First chop all of your herbs very finely and peel your garlic clove
  2. Wash your potatoes and scrub lightly to remove dirt
  3. Boil your potatoes in a pot for about 20 minutes until they are easily pierced by a fork
  4. Drain your boiled potatoes and peel them with a small knife
  5. Mash your potatoes completely with a potato masher in a bowl
  6. Add your eggs to your potato mash mixture
  7. Add all of your chopped herbs and salt and pepper to taste
  8. Knead your dough and separate into about 8-10 pieces
  9. Take a cupcake pan and brush your molds with butter
  10. Sprinkle the empty molds with breadcrumbs
  11. Put one chunk of your dough into the mold and use the back of a spoon to push it against all edges
  12. Leave a deep bowl in the center of the mold that you will fill with ingredients
  13. Fill your centerpiece with about an ounce of your smoked salmon
  14. Cover your salmon with potato mixture and level the surface of these potato cupcakes
  15. Sprinkle breadcrumbs across the top
  16. Finally, drizzle the top of each with extra virgin olive oil
  17. Place your dish in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for about 35 minutes
  18. Check after 35 minutes to see that they are fully browned on all surfaces
  19. Take the dish out of the oven and flip the potatoes over to cool

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