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Potato-Rosemary Skillet Flatbreads

January/February 2014

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This satisfying skillet flatbread recipe is wonderfully soft thanks to the inclusion of mashed potato. The addition of Manchego, a Spanish sheep’s-milk cheese, gives the flatbreads a subtle, salty tang, though you could substitute freshly grated Parmesan or another dry grated cheese. For gluten-free skillet breads, use a gluten-free flour blend in place of the all-purpose flour.


Potato-Rosemary Skillet Flatbreads

Makes: 6 breads

Serving Size: 1 bread

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Ingredients

  • 1 large russet potato (about 12 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary or 1/4 teaspoon dried
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded Manchego or Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk or milk
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil or canola oil, divided

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Prick potato all over with a fork and microwave on High for 5 minutes. Flip the potato and continue to microwave until a paring knife goes easily through the center, 3 to 5 minutes more. (Alternatively, bake directly on an oven rack at 425°F until tender when squeezed, 45 to 60 minutes.) Split the potato in half and let cool. Remove and discard the skin.
  3. Mash the potato with butter in a large bowl until smooth. Add flour, rosemary, baking powder and salt and stir until crumbly. Add egg, cheese and buttermilk (or milk) and stir until just combined.
  4. With floured hands, gather the dough into a ball and pat it out on a floured surface to a 9 1/2-inch round about 1/4 inch thick. Cut into 6 wedges with a floured butter knife.
  5. Heat a large cast-iron skillet or heavy-bottom skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil and swirl the pan to coat the bottom. When the oil is shimmering, use a wide spatula or pie server to transfer 3 wedges to the pan. Cook until golden and puffed, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and dough; reduce heat if the breads are browning too quickly. Serve warm.

Nutrition

Per serving: 198 calories; 10 g fat (4 g sat, 5 g mono); 44 mg cholesterol; 21 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 1 g total sugars; 5 g protein; 1 g fiber; 207 mg sodium; 213 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 1 1/2

Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 1 1/2 fat


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Recipe Categories

Type of Dish
Appetizer
Ethnic/Regional
Spanish
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
1 hour or less
Servings
6
Main Ingredient
Vegetarian, other
Preparation/ Technique
Saute
Meal/Course
Appetizers
Season
Fall
Winter
Publication
January/February 2014
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