Apr 20, 2008

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.
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Mercedes said...

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

Chief Family Officer said...

@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. :)

Kris said...

This looks great. I'm gonna have to try it.