Potato Mushroom Timbales; pool update

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’.

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Potato Mushroom Timbales

These are really easy but look impressive. Don’t be put off by the instructions – there are 2 sets: 1 for ramekins and 1 for rings.

  • Author: Katie Zeller
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Potatoes


  • 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
  • butter


  • 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.


The potatoes, shallots and mushrooms are partially cooked before going into the oven for 30 minutes

Keywords: potatoes, mushrooms

Potato Mushroom Timbales

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.

6 thoughts on “Potato Mushroom Timbales; pool update”

  1. pool deck looks wonderful! The oval part looks great!

    My DH plans/works the same way. It never quite “matches” but the finished product is wonderful! and there’s often a lot of cussing during the “fussy” part!!

    • Ah, yes…. there may have been strong words during the fussy bits….. I usually do the initial design – know full well that he will modify it to what works best, And it always looks great

  2. You know, I still have this recipe from the first time you posted it! And they are yummy!

    And the deck looks wonderful. We have to redo ours next year, the boards are twisting because they’re so old. I keep trying to talk him into making it just a wee bit bigger, like 12 feet wide rather than 9-1/2. So far, I’m losing but I have a few months to go. It would definitely be nice to put more than a couple chairs out without sitting on top of each other.

    • I changed blog platforms a few years ago and some of the earlier posts didn’t make the transfer well. As I run across them I redo them. I am not at all complaining that it’s bigger than expected… I’m both surprised and happy. There were long discussions about it…..

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