Traditional Janssons Temptation

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 50 mins

Published for ZWT III. Recipe from World Recipes - this is a lovely recipe for the traditional Swedish dish ''Janssons Temptation''. Simple to make - comfort food.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel the potatoes and onions. Coarsely shed the potatoes. Slice or chop the onion and sauté in a little butter or margarine 5 minutes.
  2. Alternate layers of potatoes, onion, and anchovies in a lightly greased baking dish, the top and bottom layers consisting of potatoes.
  3. Pour half the cream and 2-3 tablespoons anchovy juice over the casserole. Dot with butter and sprinkle with bread crumbs. Bake in oven at 345°F for 45 minutes.
  4. Baste the outer edges of the casserole with the remaining cream towards the end of the 45 minutes.


Most Helpful

Comfort food is right! This deceptively simple recipe makes such a great dish! Don't use the anchovies you would find in a regular store but Swedish Anchovies, which are MUCH milder in taste. They sell them at IKEA.they add salt to the mix but not the fishy taste.

Annie Dangerous November 22, 2009

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