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  • A Passover Recipe: Pommes Anna

    Since we always have potatoes for Passover, I’ve adapted this recipe from a Cooking Light recipe by substituting a good quality olive oil for the butter (and increasing the amount a little bit). I like that it’s a little unusual and the presentation is so elegant.

    Passover Pommes Anna
    Serves 8

    1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
    1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    4 tablespoons good quality extra virgin olive oil, divided
    3 pounds peeled baking potatoes, cut into 1/8-inch-thick slices
    1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, optional

    1. Preheat oven to 450°. Combine salt and pepper in a small bowl.

    2. Spread 2 tablespoons of the olive oil on the bottom of a 10-inch cast-iron or ovenproof heavy skillet over medium heat. Arrange a single layer of potato slices, slightly overlapping, in a circular pattern in pan; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt mixture. Drizzle 3/4 teaspoon olive oil over potatoes. Repeat the layers 5 times, ending with oil. Press down firmly to pack the potatoes together.

    3. Cover and bake at 450° for 20 minutes.

    4. Uncover and bake an additional 25 minutes or until potatoes are golden. Loosen edges of potatoes with a spatula. Place a plate upside down on top of pan; invert potatoes onto plate. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired.
    Image credit: MyRecipes.com.


    1. MoneyCommonSense says:

      That looks good! I wish my mother in law would try a new recipe for passover, just ONE you know? I love charosses though!

    2. Chief Family Officer says:

      @MoneyCommonSense – I know what you mean! Fortunately, my mother-in-law is happy for me to make some sides, so I get to inject some new flavors into the meal each year. 🙂

    3. This looks great. I’m gonna have to try it.