Pommes De Terre a L'etouffee (Pan Fried Potatoes)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

Recipe from Elle second cookbook. Really deeply delicious with a wonderful crunch.


  1. peel and wash potatoes and cut into very thin slices.
  2. chop peeled onions and garlic finely.
  3. heat oil in heavy iron casserole and add the potato slices in layers with onion and garlic and seasoning in between.
  4. cover the pan and cook over medium to brisk heat.
  5. at first sign of steam take a large flat spoon or fllodslice and turn the potatoes over, in sections, to cook on the other side.
  6. Do this twice BUT ONLY TWICE more.
  7. after 25-30 mins of cooking time serve at once.
  8. Note; if potatoes tend to stick to pan lower heat, DO NOT ADD ANY LIQUID.
Most Helpful

These were very much enjoyed! I halved the recipe, and reduced the garlic a bit. Also added a sprig of thyme, but they would be very nice still without it or any other extra seasoning.Thank you for sharing, Lindsey!

Mami J August 27, 2010

Great potatoes! Simple and tasty. I added a little fresh tarragon, thyme and white pepper as seasonings in between the layers. I may have over cooked them a bit, because many of them crumbled while turning, lol. Thanks lindseylcw for a nice side dish. Made for ZWT5 2009 Family Picks.

lazyme June 08, 2009

Really liked these potatoes, easy to make, though it did take longer than I anticipated. But the result was worth it as a great side dish. ZWT5

Thymestudio June 04, 2009