La Deu is a restaurant in an old farmhouse in Olot that has included this family recipe on its menu for decades. A former, food-loving mayor of Olot used to sing its praises at every opportunity to such an extent that, over the years it became a local classic.
Makes 4 servings.
Prep Time: 35 min.
Cook Time: 45 min.
8 medium potatoes
3.5 oz minced beef
3.5 oz minced pork
1 lb 2 oz ripe tomatoes
Peel the potatoes and slice finely. Fry in olive oil, drain and set aside. For the filling, first brown the minced meat in a little oil. In a separate pan, sauté the peeled and seeded tomatoes together with the chopped onion. Add the meat and bind everything together with a thick béchamel sauce made with the milk and flour.
Take two potato slices at a time and place a little stuffing between them. Coat with beaten egg and fry until they turn an attractive golden brown. Drain and serve.
Recipe courtesy of Spain GourmeTour magazine.