Daily Archives: May 12, 2011

Amsterdam Houses

Makes 4 servings

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 to 25 minutes

Shopping List:

  • 8 large potatoes [firm cookers]
  • 5 shallots
  • 150 gram mature farm cheese, sliced
  • Pepper and salt to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 250°C
  2. Cut the shallots in small rings
  3. Peel the potatoes and cut them in rectangular blocks by cutting of the sides and ends.
  4. Boil these rectangular potatoes for about 10 minutes, drain them and cut them in thin slices.
  5. Grease a baking dish
  6. Build the ‘houses’ by placing a slice of potato in the greased baking dish, top it with an onion ring and a slice of cheese. Put a new slice of potato, onion, cheese on top of the other.
  7. Keep building in the same order until you’ve used up the potato
  8. If it really doesn’t keep standing, then insert a small skewer into the potato stack from the top.
  9. Put the baking dish in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes until the cheese is melted.
  10. Remove the ‘houses’ from the dish or put the entire dish on the table and leave this difficult task to your guests.


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