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Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro Photo by: Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro

Potato and Greens Torta

A potato ricer gives the torta the most desirable texture; they're inexpensive (as little as $10) and produce the creamiest mashed potatoes.

Cooking Light APRIL 2009

  • Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds small Yukon gold potatoes
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons fine sea salt, divided
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups torn romaine lettuce
  • 2 cups packed fresh spinach leaves
  • 2 cups packed arugula leaves
  • 1/2 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded fontina cheese
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • Cooking spray
  • 3 tablespoons dry breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh pecorino Romano cheese

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 375°.

2. Place potatoes and 1 tablespoon salt in a large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes or until tender. Drain; cool slightly. Peel potatoes; discard peels. Press cooked potatoes through a ricer into a large bowl.

3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add garlic; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in romaine, spinach, and arugula; cook 1 minute or until greens wilt, tossing frequently. Remove greens from pan; finely chop.

4. Add greens, milk, fontina, eggs, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt to potatoes; stir well to combine. Coat a 9-inch pie plate with cooking spray; dust with breadcrumbs. Add potato mixture to prepared dish. Bake at 375° for 25 minutes. Remove from oven; sprinkle with pecorino. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 214
  • Fat: 9.1g
  • Saturated fat: 3.8g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.9g
  • Protein: 10.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 24.2g
  • Fiber: 3.2g
  • Cholesterol: 88mg
  • Iron: 2.1mg
  • Sodium: 520mg
  • Calcium: 189mg
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