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Mario Batali's Pastiera

Batali's Cheesy Warm Potato Dish

Master chef prepares Agnoloti alla Primavera, lamb, pastiera and asparagus.
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Are you looking for a different potato dish for your Easter dinner? Try Mario Batali's Pastiera, it's easy and tasty.


  • 4 tablespoons pomace olive oil
  • 4 pounds potatoes, washed and peeled
  • 1/2 cup plus 1-1/2 cups breadcrumbs
  • 2 bunches chopped fresh parsley to yield 1/2 cup
  • 1/4 cup virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup grated pecorino
  • Cooking Directions

    Preheat oven to 350 F.

    In a 2 to 3 quart earthenware casserole with 2-inch to 3-inch sides, smear 4 tablespoons olive oil to cover.

    Slice potatoes 1/4-inch thick and toss in a mixing bowl with 1/2 cup breadcrumbs and season well with salt and pepper. Mix remaining breadcrumbs with parsley, oil and pecorino. Put one layer of potatoes and breadcrumbs on bottom and sprinkle with 3 to 4 tablespoons breadcrumb and cheese mixture. Continue layering until dish is full and top with remaining breadcrumb-cheese mixture. Place in oven and cook 1 hour, or until potatoes are very soft and top is golden brown. Serve warm with duck stew (see following recipe).

    This recipe was styled by chef Karen Pickus for Good Morning America.

    *Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: olive oil, breadcrumbs, pecorino, potatoes, olive oil

    Course: Side Dish, Party Platter, Dinner

    More Info: Kids Friendly

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