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Spinach Torta Rustica with Potato "Crust"

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Category: Vegetables, Main Dish

 Ingredients List

  • 2 lg Baking potatoes sliced thin
  • (about 1/4 inch slices)
  • 3 (10-ounce) packages frozen
  • Chopped spinach
  • 1 tb Olive oil plus a little
  • Extra (divided use)
  • 1/2 md Onion, minced
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Egg whites
  • 1/2 c Grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 c Plus 2 tablespoons Italian
  • Seasoned bread crumbs
  • (divided use)
  • Salt and Freshly grd pepper
  • To taste
  • 1 cn (7 ounce)roasted red peppers
  • Peeled (about 2 peppers if
  • You're roasting your own)
  • 1/2 lb Mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 1/4 lb Mesquite smoked turkey
  • Breast, sliced 1/8-inch
  • Thick and 1/2 in wide strips
  • (Or substitute any high
  • Quality smoked ham)


Steam potatoes until barely tender, about 7 to 10 minutes. (Watch them
carefully so that they don't get too soft.) Cook spinach according to
package directions just until completely thawed (or thaw overnight in
refrigerator). Drain spinach in a colander and rinse under water to bring
to room temperature. Drain spinach again. Squeeze handfuls of spach tightly
to wring out excess moisture. The sphinach should be almost completely dry.
Set aside.

Preheat oven to 375 F. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a small skillet. Saute the
onion until it becomes translucent and edges begin to brown. In a bowl, mix
the spinach, sauteed onion, egg and egg whites, Parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup of
bread crumbs, salt and pepper; set aside.

Spray sides and bottom of a 9-inch springform pan with nonstick cooking
spray. Dust the entire inside of the pan with remaining 2 tablespoons of
bread crumbs. Layer half of the potato slices in the bottom of the pan.
Spread half the spinach mixture on top of the potatoes, followed by half of
the red peppers, half of the the mozzarella, and half of the smoked meat.
Repeat. Top with a layer of potatoes arranged in overlapping circles. Brush
potato layer lightly with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

Bake for 40 minutes. Remove from pan and cut into wedges. May be served
warm or at room temperature. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Per serving: Calories: 271 Fat14g Cholesterol 72mg Sodium 703 mg Percent
calories from fat 44%

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