I am a massive potato fan and love potatoes in any way shape and form so when I was recently challenged to put together a French meal potatoes had to feature and having never tried Pommes Anna myself my husband convinced me it would be another of my potato loves on the first taste!
To be fair this recipe is not really for those looking to reduce their carb intake, nor their fat intake as it does contain a fair amount of fat. However I am presuming that since this is my first time of making it then the butter amount could be reduced.
I also didn’t wait for it to cool down so instead of making a traditional solid cake shape mine did separate … but in fairness that was all that was wrong so I am taking that as a win!
- 1kg Potatoes
- 65 g Butter
- Salt & Black Pepper
- Peel potatoes
- Slice potatoes thinly (or use a mandolin if you have one)
- Layer potatoes over your dish one layer at a time (you will need to overlap them slightly)
- Drizzle on melting butter
- Season with salt and black pepper between each layer
- On the final layer drizzle on the remaining butter
- Cook in pre heated oven at 220 degrees c (425 F or Gas Mark 7) until tender
- Since I didnt use a mandolin I did have to have cover with foil half way through to stop them burning and allow them to remain softening
- If you are looking for traditional Pommes Anna you will need to press down on the potatoes several time throughout cooking to ensure they form a cake shape and stick together.