Patatopita (Potato Pie)

This recipe incorporates halloumi cheese. Halloumi is a traditional Cypriot cheese made from sheep and goat’s milk that has a texture similar to mozzarella, though saltier in flavor.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 2 hours 50 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 2½ lbs. white potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup finely crumbled Greek feta cheese
  • 1 cup finely shredded halloumi cheese
  • ⅛ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup dried breadcrumbs

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Boil potatoes in plenty of salted water until soft, about 35 minutes. Drain and place in large mixing bowl; mash well and leave to cool slightly a few minutes.
  • Add cheeses, nutmeg, salt, pepper, and eggs; incorporate well with potatoes, until entire mix is smooth and creamy.
  • Using 1 tablespoon oil, grease a medium baking pan well; spread a little less than half of breadcrumbs evenly across bottom of pan. Pour potato mixture into greased pan; spread evenly.
  • Evenly distribute rest of breadcrumbs across top; drizzle remaining olive oil on top.
  • Bake 40–45 minutes, or until top is golden brown. Note: The pie will rise while in the oven and will settle when removed to cool. Let stand 1 hour before slicing and serving.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 2½ lbs. white potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup finely crumbled Greek feta cheese
  • 1 cup finely shredded halloumi cheese
  • ⅛ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup dried breadcrumbs

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Boil potatoes in plenty of salted water until soft, about 35 minutes. Drain and place in large mixing bowl; mash well and leave to cool slightly a few minutes.
  • Add cheeses, nutmeg, salt, pepper, and eggs; incorporate well with potatoes, until entire mix is smooth and creamy.
  • Using 1 tablespoon oil, grease a medium baking pan well; spread a little less than half of breadcrumbs evenly across bottom of pan. Pour potato mixture into greased pan; spread evenly.
  • Evenly distribute rest of breadcrumbs across top; drizzle remaining olive oil on top.
  • Bake 40–45 minutes, or until top is golden brown. Note: The pie will rise while in the oven and will settle when removed to cool. Let stand 1 hour before slicing and serving.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories380
Total Fat15g
Saturated Fat6g
Cholesterol150mg
Sodium650mg
Total Carbohydrate47g
Dietary Fiber5g
Sugars4g
Protein14g