Herbed Summer Squash and Potato Torte

I adapted this recipe from Bon Appetit – June 2001

I left the skins on the potato and inverted the tortes onto serving plates to serve. I also used cooking spray instead of a drizzle of oil.

I found that their original suggestion of cooling and reheating didn’t work well, but it could have to do with the potato skins since the original recipe called to peel them.

Hot out of the oven they were very good!

Herbed Summer Squash and Potato Torte – Adapted Bon Appetit – June 2001

1 cup green onions — thinly sliced
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
2 teaspoons salt
3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
5 Yukon Gold potatoes — unpeeled,scrubbed and cut into thin rounds
4 yellow summer squash — cut into thin rounds
olive oil cooking spray

Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray two 8-inch-diameter cake pans. Set aside 1/4 cup sliced green onions. Toss remaining green onions, cheese, flour, thyme, salt and pepper in medium bowl to blend.

Layer 1/2 of potatoes in concentric circles in bottom of pans, overlapping slightly. Layer 1/2 of squash in concentric circles atop potatoes. Spray well with cooking spray oil. Sprinkle with 1/2 of cheese mixture. Repeat with potatoes, then squash and cooking spray oil. Sprinkle with cheese mixture and press gently to flatten.

Cover pans with foil. Bake until potatoes are almost tender, about 40 minutes. Remove foil; bake uncovered until tortes begin to brown and potatoes are tender, about 25 minutes longer.

Invert onto serving plates and cut each torte into wedges. Sprinkle wedges with 1/4 cup green onions; serve.

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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mel
    Jul 29, 2008 @ 06:32:54

    looks very good and the pictures are lovely


  2. Sue (coffeepot)
    Jul 29, 2008 @ 09:28:38

    Hello mel. Thank you.


  3. E for KC
    Jul 29, 2008 @ 11:11:41

    This looks delicious!


  4. Sue (coffeepot)
    Jul 29, 2008 @ 15:05:39

    Thank you E for KC


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  6. Keeley
    Aug 03, 2008 @ 21:42:25

    I just wanted to leave a note saying that all of these look delicious! I recently linked back to a couple of these but the post is still private while I add some more stuff to it.

    I hope mine turns out as good as yours looks!



  7. Sue (coffeepot)
    Aug 04, 2008 @ 06:55:25

    Thanks Keeley. I think you can’t go wrong with this wonderful torte from Bon Appetit.


  8. Erin
    Sep 14, 2008 @ 17:18:31

    Yum! I made this for dinner last night and it turned out really well. Thanks for sharing!


  9. Sue (coffeepot)
    Sep 15, 2008 @ 06:56:25

    It is really good isnt it erin?


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