Friday, April 15, 2011

Mini Pommes Anna

That's right! Potatoes! Not just any potatoes! Deliciously French potatoes, or rather Mini Pommes Anna.

Wikipedia tells us that "Pommes Anna is a classic French dish of sliced, layered potatoes cooked in a very large amount of melted butter."

I can't take full credit for this recipe, since I got the idea here: Bakers Royale

I changed the recipe a little, since I didn't have any Yukon Gold potatoes (those would be really good for this though) but I had a mixed bag of fingerling potatoes... and they were also very delicious.  And looked a little more like a real Pommes Anna instead of just a single stack of sliced potato.


Mini Pommes Anna

Makes 12 Muffin sized Pommes Anna

Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly butter walls of muffin pan

About 20 fingerling potatoes (depends on size of potatoes)
5 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
7-9 cloves of garlic, sliced (or minced)
1 Tbsp Salt (I eyeballed it)
2 tsp black pepper (again, eyeballed)

Originally the recipe did not include garlic... but who doesn't like garlic potatoes?!

Wash potatoes, you could peel them if using yukons, fingerlings have such thin skin anyway that it didn't seem to matter.  Slice potatoes and garlic, I used a mandolin, but just as thin as you can with a knife or vegetable peeler if you want super thin slices.  Put the potatoes, melted butter, garlic slices, salt and pepper in a bowl and toss them together.

Layer the potatoes around the muffin tins, overlapping in a circular pattern, make at least the top layer look nice, since that's what people will see.

Continue layering the potatoes in each of the muffin cups until you reach the top (or run out of potatoes).

Cover the pan with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake for about another 15 minutes until edges start to turn golden brown. Take out of the oven, cover with foil again and turn upside down quickly (holding the foil) onto a baking sheet.

Turn the oven to broil and put the baking sheet under it until the potatoes are browned on top.

Remove from heat and serve.  I used a fairly large spatula so they didn't fall apart. I LOVE the cute little purple potatoes!  And they stayed that color the whole time :D


Also, it's Spring!  We have some pretty amazing trees around our apartment, so I brought a branch inside, so I could enjoy them all day!

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