Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr
I found this at Epicurious & saved it to submit for the world Tour.
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons juniper berries (available in the spice section of some supermarkets)
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 3⁄8 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 1⁄4 teaspoons salt
- 3⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 lbs russet potatoes, potatoes (baking, about 4)
- Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 375°F.
- Finely grind juniper berries in grinder.
- Whisk together cream, butter, 1 1/4 teaspoons ground juniper (discard remainder), salt, and pepper in a large bowl until combined. Peel potatoes and cut into 1/8-inch-thick slices. Fold potato slices into cream mixture and transfer to baking dish, spreading evenly. Cover tightly with foil and bake until potatoes are very tender, 50 minutes to 1 hour.
- Preheat broiler.
- Remove foil and broil potatoes 2 to 3 inches from heat until golden, about 6 minutes.
- Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
A good basic potato recipe, I liked how creamy they were, though for me the juniper didn't come through that strongly. Because of how hot it was today, I changed up the cooking method, cooking the peeled and sliced potatoes till tender firm in the microwave (I added extra juniper and salt to the water), then putting them together with everything in a covered cake pan and cooking them the rest of the way in my barbeque while grilling a pork. I used the upper rack on the no flame side and they cooked perfectly. Made for ZWT 9 by another one of the Appliance Killers.
Great potatoes. I love the flavor of juniper berries and got to try my cute new little spice grinder for this dish. Really nice and creamy. Thanks Bethie for sharing. Made for ZWT9.
This is a very nice dish we had them for lunch with recipe#427962 and they went well together. the juniper berries were an unusual taste for us, I have not used them in a dish like this before but it was very good, and I would make them again. I liked the method of rolling them in the cream mixture and then pouring the cream that was left all over the dish that was a good way to make sure that they all got covered in sauce. Thank you for posting Made for ZWT#6 2010