Smoked paprika & onion potato cake

Smoked paprika & onion potato cake

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 40 mins


Serves 6

Try this potato cake steeped in Spanish flavours with sliced potatoes, smoked paprika and slices of melted manchego, for a side dish with a difference

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal369
  • fat20g
  • saturates12g
  • carbs39g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre0g
  • protein11g
  • salt0.57g


  • 100g butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 2 onions, peeled and finely sliced



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 6 large Maris Piper potatoes, peeled



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 100g manchego cheese, thinly sliced



    Manchego is a popular, rich, creamy sheep's milk cheese that comes from the La Mancha region…


  1. Melt the butter in a frying pan measuring about 20cm wide, then fry the onions for 5-10 mins until softened. Sprinkle over the smoked paprika, then cook for 2 mins more.

  2. While the onions are cooking, coarsely grate the potatoes. Tip them into a clean tea towel, then squeeze out as much starchy water as possible. Add the potato to the onions with 150ml water, then cook until the water has evaporated and the potato has slightly softened and is starting to colour.

  3. Use a fish slice to press the potatoes down, then cook for a further 15 mins until crisp. Carefully flip the cake over, then cook on the other side until crisp for about 15 mins. Meanwhile, place the cheese on top so it melts slightly while the bottom crisps up. Cut into wedges to serve.

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20th Dec, 2008
I tried this yesterday,thought it would be a nice easy supper dish with some nice pickled cabbage and salad. I followed the recipe to the letter, but the amount of butter seemed an awful lot. I was right, the greasiness of the dish was most unpleasant. It was swimming with the stuff even though I tried to soak some of it away with kitchen towel. I really think the amount of butter is very wrong. Hey ho, may try with much less butter and can honestly say this is the first disaster I have had while using a Good Food recipe.
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