Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Anna Potatoes - Pommes Anna

This is a simple french recipe. I keep the potato skins on for extra vitamins and fibre.
Thinly slice 6-8 large king edward potatoes - about 1/2 cm thick.
Melt approx. 50-70g butter.
Layer the potatoes and pour on the butter til you have 3 layers in a wide oven-proof dish. Add salt and pepper.
Bake for 50 mins in a hot oven until browned on top and soft in the middle.

N.B. Dont worry if it looks like you dont have enough butter as you can pour it from the bottom of the dish halfway through cooking and baste.

Variation: Add a thinly sliced onion in amongst the potatoes (but not on the top layer). Top with cheese for the last 10 mins of cooking.