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Classic Lyonnaise Potatoes


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  • 2 pounds Idaho potatoes peeled, and sliced 1/2" thick
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 onions julienned
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly-ground white pepper to taste
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 tablespoon finely-chopped parsley


Servings 4


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the potatoes in a pot of salted water. Bring the potatoes up to a boil and blanch for 2 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat, drain and cool.

In a large oven-proof sauté pan, heat the olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the onions. Season with salt and pepper. Sauté the onions until caramelized, about 8 to 10 minutes. Turn the onions into a bowl.

Place the pan back on the stove and melt the stick of butter. When the butter has melted, cover the bottom of the pan with 1/3 of the potatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Cover the first layer of potatoes with 1/2 of the onions. Cover the onions with 1/3 of the potatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Repeat the layering until all of the potatoes and onions are used.

Place the pan in the oven and cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until the potatoes are golden brown. Remove the pan from the oven. Using a spatula, gently lift the potatoes out of the pan and place on a platter. Garnish with parsley

This recipe yields 4 to 6 servings.

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