Pretty Woman is one of those movies that has made its way into the collective consciousness. There are some great lines and memorable scenes and its popularity has generated dozens of spoofs. I liked the one from The Office where Dwight is turned down in gaming store for looking like a blood stained murderer. Here’s Maggie with a Pretty Woman Tomato Potato Pie….
A friend gave me this recipe about 15 years ago, and I’ve always meant to try it, but never got around to it. Big. Mistake. Big- like in Pretty Woman when the saleswoman was snobby and wouldn’t help Julia Roberts when she was on her shopping spree sponsored by Richard Gere. That kind of big mistake. It was sooooo good. I want more now!
I just wrapped up the leftovers (just me and the hubs tonight- no kids, so there are leftovers!) and I can hardly wait for dinner tomorrow. This was awesome.
It takes awhile to make due to that fact you have to bake it twice. So, you might want to save this for a weekend or a day off. But it is totally worth the baking time. The ingredients and process is super easy. In fact, I bought a bag of the fresh shredded potatoes you get in the dairy section, which made the assembly super easy. The hardest part was dicing the onions.
The Swiss cheese brings a nice sharp kick to the sweetness of the onions and tomatoes. A huge yummy success that I will definitely make again.
Tomato Potato Pie
What you need:
2 cups grated raw potato
1 small onion, diced
1 egg, beaten
¼ cup flour
Dash of salt
2 cups grated Swiss cheese
2 cups thinly sliced zucchini
1-2 large tomatoes, sliced
1 tsp dried Italian salad dressing mix (or basil, oregano and garlic powder)
1 small onion, diced
What you do:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients for crust and press firmly into a deep pie dish. Really get in there with your hands and compress the heck out of it. Bake crust for about 30 minutes, or until it begins to crisp and is browned.
Layer 1 cup of the cheese on the crust; arrange zucchini, then tomatoes. Sprinkle on spices, the layer the diced onion. Top with remaining cheese. Bake for an additional 35-45 minutes, until cheese is golden brown.