Gateau Recipe

Yield: Serves 8

Gateau Recipe


  • 3 lb. (1.5 kg) potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 6-7 C.)
  • 1/2 C. (115 g) butter
  • 1 C. (250 ml) milk
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 T. Parmesan
  • 6 T. dry bread crumbs
  • 8 oz. (250 g) sliced or grated cheese of your choice: mozzarella, scarmorza, Swiss, Gouda, Provolone
  • 4 oz. (125 g) prosciutto, Italian salami or ham, sliced or diced


  1. Boil the potatoes until tender; drain. Mix in the butter, milk, eggs and 2 T. of the Parmesan and mash well.
  2. Butter a 9X13-inch (23X33 cm) baking dish and sprinkle in half of the bread crumbs, coating the surface completely.
  3. Spoon half of the potato mixture into the dish, spreading it evenly. Top with the cheese, and the meat, then cover with the remaining potato mixture.
  4. Sprinkle the top with the remaining bread crumbs, and 2 more tablespoons of Parmesan.
  5. Bake at 350° F (180° C) for 45 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Let rest 10 minutes before cutting into squares and serving.

This recipe for Gateau is on page 161 of O Taste & See Some More!

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