Welsh Onion Cake (Teisen Nionod)
The variety of potato used for this recipe can effect baking time; floury potatoes will usually bake within an hour, but waxy potatoes often take longer to bake.
It's best to use Caerphilly cheese if possible. But cheddar can be used if need be, as it's similar in taste and texture.
about 1 Tbspvegetable oil (to grease baking dish)
2 lbpotatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
1 tspblack pepper
1 cupgrated caerphilly cheese (you can use cheddar if you can't find caerphilly)
1 mediumonion, peeled and finely chopped
1/2 cupbutter, cut into thin pats
1 to 2 Tbspfresh chives, chopped
How to Make Welsh Onion Cake (Teisen Nionod)
- Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease bottom and sides of a baking dish with the vegetable oil.
- Place half of the potato slices in the baking dish, and season them with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the grated cheese over the potato layer. Layer the onions over the cheese, and dot onions with bits of butter. Add another layer of seasoned potatoes and dot with butter (use more butter for this, if needed). Distribute the snipped fresh chives on top.
- Cover the baking dish, and bake for 50 minutes. Remove cover and bake an additional 20 to 40 minutes.