I posted the original recipe for these years ago but it has been lost, so to speak.
As mushroom season is starting I thought it was time to re-do it.
The vegetables are partially cooked before layering and baking, so they spend less time in the oven. They could be assembled after the initial cooking ahead of time and baked before serving.
I made these using ‘rings’ – basically metal ramekins without a bottom.
Regular ramekins will work fine, just carefully turn timbale over after taking out, so that brown side is ‘up’.
Potato Mushroom Timbales
Total time: 60 minutes
- 2 medium potatoes, (12oz, 360gr), shredded
- 2 medium shallots, (3oz, 90gr), finely chopped
- 3oz (90gr) mushrooms, finely chopped
- 1.5oz (45gr) Gruyère cheese, shredded
- 2 tsp olive oil
- Heat 1 tsp oil in medium skillet. Add onions, mushrooms and sauté until tender and starting to brown. Remove and set aside.
- Heat remaining tsp oil and add potatoes. Sauté until potatoes are starting to get tender and are partially cooked.
- To use ramekins: Generously butter the bottoms and sides of 2 ramekins.
- Pat 1/4 of the potatoes into each ramekin.
- Divide and add the mushroom and onion, patting down lightly.
- Top with the remaining potatoes.
- Put the cheese on top and bake (400F, 200C) until brown and bubbly, about 30 minutes.
- Run a knife around the edges of the ramekin. Put a plate on top and tip over, releasing the timbale onto the plate.
- Turn again to have brown side up. Serve.
- To use rings: Put 2 rings on a baking sheet that’s been lightly brushed with oil.
- Layer the same as for ramekins, topping with the cheese.
- Bake (400F, 200C) until brown and bubbly, about 30 minutes.
- Slip a spatula under the rings and transfer to plates. Remove rings and serve.
Work if proceeding at a much faster pace now that the fussiness of the oval deck and the stairs are done.
The second level has straight boards that did not require cutting.
He just laid them out and screwed them down.
As is the case with most things mon mari builds, the finished project will be different than the plans.
This deck is much larger than we had envisioned, but it will be great for a large table, chairs and lounge chairs.
To compensate, the third level will be smaller.
Yes, there is a third level….
He’s making the concrete footings and posts at the moment.
And he’s making a staircase to get up to it all….. He’s tired of using the ladder.