Today's episode: torte di patate. (Potato tart)
I got this recipe out of the Italian cook book Flavors of Tuscany.
As the potatoes cooked, I chopped up and sauteed one large white onion and some cherry tomatoes that I had on hand and were about to go bad. As that cooked I spread some olive oil in my pie pan and then I spread about 3 tablespoons of panko crumbs over the oil.
Into my onions and cherry tomatoes I put two sweet Italian sausages. I removed the skins before I put them in my pan. As the sausages cooked with the onions and tomatoes, I crumbled them into smaller bite sized pieces.
While all that cooked, I lightly beat two eggs:
When my potatoes were good and soft, I drained them and mashed them. I put in about two tablespoons of olive oil and mixed it in them. Notice I did not say I whipped the potatoes. If you whip them they will not work for this recipe, and honestly, fuck whipped potatoes. I mixed in the now cooked sausage, onions, and tomatoes and then I added the beaten eggs. I mixed it all up and then I put the mixture in my pie pan: