- prep 25 min cook 55 min
- serves 6-8
Melissa d’Arabian’s Favorite Holiday Recipe
“This potato torte has become a staple at our annual Mother-Daughter Holiday Tea. It is easy to make ahead (you can even freeze it whole, already baked), and it can be served warm or room temperature. I always make a few … at least one without the bacon — I like to have some hearty meatless dishes at my parties for any vegetarian guests. The homemade crust is so flaky and tasty, and the potato gratin inside is perfect winter party fare. (And, a whole torte costs just a few dollars to make!)”
- 4 strips bacon
- 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
- 6 leaves fresh sage
- 2/3 cup heavy cream
- 2 Pie Crusts, recipe follows
- 3 medium baking potatoes, peeled
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup grated Gruyere cheese
- 1 egg yolk, whisked with a splash of water
How to make it 1 hour, 20 minutes
- 1 cup butter (2 sticks), cubed and chilled
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 8 to 10 tablespoons ice water
How to make it
Melissa d’Arabian is the host of Food Network‘s Ten Dollar Dinners airing Sundays at 12:30pm ET/PT. New season begins January 2010.
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