I hate when I have a recipe flop. It was a great idea that could still be great with some tweaking.
- Potatoes, peeled and sliced into thin rounds. I used a mandolin to do mine.
- Tomato sauce
- Diced tomatoes, I used canned with green peppers and onions.
- Parmesan, shredded
- ricotta cheese
- Mixed Italian cheese, shredded
- chicken, diced
- pancetta ham, diced
- diced, frozen spinach
- Herb de province
I alternated the ingredients with layers of potato rounds getting about 4 layers out of four large baking potatoes. I think this would have been better using a red potato. I baked at 350 degrees F for one hour.
For some reason I was convinced that I could not add milk or cream to this because of the acid in the tomatoes. I now think this is the problem with this recipe. I wanted it to be creamy and rich and instead it was soupy and rather blah.
I may attempt this again using cream or milk to balance everything out. Also I would have marinated the chicken or replaced it with ground sausage. Adding a bit of pasta such as orzo might have been good too.