Translated from French to English, it means "Grandmother's potatoes". It's a very nice potato dish that's good with just about any meat. I like to sprinkle some fresh parsley over the top just before serving; basil or oregano is also nice. Servings will vary, as the size of potatoes will differ; cooking times may vary for the same reason. Check at 45 minutes.
They're crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, and not overly greasy ... what more could you want? I especially like the flavor of the butter/oil combination rather than only oil. Add onions or jalapenos, if you like; melted cheese on top is always good, too!
I was surprised not to see this one on Zaar! Tyler Florence said, "Once you try this, you'll never have corn on the cob any other way." We agree wholeheartedly! The corn steams and cooks in it's own husk without any pre-soaking or anything. The corn's flavor is intensified right in the husk! After removal from the oven, just pull back the husk and use it for a handle. The silk comes off with the husk! Let me know if you like corn this way as much as we do!
I found this recipe in a magazine. John Wayne was my Daddy's favorite cowboy, so this quickly became one of his favorite dishes for me to make for him.
I like to serve it when I make a pot of pinto beans, fried potatoes, and cornbread. Add some slices of onion, some chow chow and you have a good old "country dinner"!
Hint: I add a chopped fresh jalapeno and /or green onion to make it spicy.
Adapted from a Chinese cookbook by Jim Lee that was published around 1970. This is one of my all-time favorite cookbooks; I was introduced to it by friends who were Chinese students I knew at University of Virginia. The gai laan which the Chinese eat is not actually broccoli, but broccoli is a good substitute which works well in America, where most of us don't have access to gai laan.