Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

A sinfully good potato dish!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 15 anchovy fillets (soaked in milk to reduce their saltiness if you like)
  • 90 g butter
  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 5 potatoes, cut into matchsticks
  • 500 ml cream (you could use a light cream if it made you feel better!)


  1. Melt half the butter in a pan and fry the onions for 5 minutes, or'til golden.
  2. Chop the remaining butter into small cubes.
  3. Spread half the potato over the base of a shallow oven-proof dish.
  4. Top with the anchovies and onion then the remaining potatoes.
  5. Pour half the cream over and then scatter with the butter cubes.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes in a hot oven until golden.
  7. Pour over the remaining cream and cook another 40 minutes or until the potato is tender.


Most Helpful

Just came across this recipe for Jansson"s temptation - I love it and have made it a few times (not from your recipe but my own which is almost identical) You are right when you said "sinful" but OH so good. The reason for this post is to suggest to try to get Swedish anchovies as they are cured in a slightly different manner and this recipe is fantastic using them - It is also excellent using regular Jan S Love your recipes

Bergy March 14, 2004

I'm sorry to give this recepie only 2 stars but we didn't like it. I cooked it as directed, using the same ingredients. It came out looking just exactly like on photo, but the taste and smell was a bit too much for us. I have to mention that we are a seafood lovers and like anything with fish but we did not like this. I finally realized what people mean when they say "it smells fishy ". Will not make it again. Sorry for the bad review.

Arichka December 20, 2006

The husband loved this and wanted more anhovies in it. Not my cup of tea, but very rich, very easy to make and very nice if you are an anchovy lover.

Kasha May 14, 2006

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