Potato Tomato Pie Recipe - dummies

By Danna Korn

Potato Tomato Pie is a great gluten-free brunch recipe. Brunch invokes the anticipation of fancier foods that can amuse and arouse your appetite. Brunches are for cultivated connoisseurs and aficionados with refined tastes (people who like to eat good food). Just mentioning brunch denotes a wow factor.

[Credit: iStockphoto.com/Elzbieta Sekowska]
Credit: iStockphoto.com/Elzbieta Sekowska

Some green pepper was added to the recipe in the image for color and a little extra flavor. Garnish and green pepper not included in the nutritional information.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 65 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Nonstick cooking spray

2 cups firmly packed grated raw potatoes

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 eggs

1/4 cup grated onion

3 or 4 medium tomatoes, sliced 1/8-inch thick

1/2 teaspoon oregano

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

8 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled

3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

3/4 cup mayonnaise

1/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a 9-inch pie plate with cooking spray.

  2. Place the raw potatoes in a colander or sieve. Sprinkle them with salt and let them set for 5 minutes.

  3. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs. Squeeze out the excess water from the potatoes and add them to the eggs. Stir in the onion.

  4. Put the mixture into the prepared pie plate. Using the back of a spoon, pat the mixture onto the bottom and sides of the pan.

  5. Bake the crust for 35 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F.

  6. Layer half of the tomato slices onto the bottom of the baked crust.

    Sprinkle with half of the pepper and Italian seasoning and half of the bacon. Repeat the layer with the remaining tomatoes, pepper, Italian seasoning, and bacon.

  7. In a small bowl, stir together the cheese and mayonnaise. Drop this mixture in dollops on top of the tomatoes and then spread it carefully to cover the top of the pie.

  8. Sprinkle the bread crumbs on top of the pie. Bake the pie uncovered for 30 minutes, or until the bread crumbs begin to brown.

You can serve this delicious pie at a brunch, as a side dish for dinner, and even as a main entree with a tossed salad.

Per serving: Calories: 222; Total fat: 15g; Saturated fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 76mg; Sodium: 645mg; Carbohydrates: 14g; Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 3g; Protein: 9g.