Filling enough to be served as a main dish, it’s also great with roasted meats. Replies. Known as chip gratin in my house, this is the most fabulous potato bake, and an indispensable part of Christmas celebrations in Sweden: the potatoes are cut as if you were making French fries, then layered up in a dish with onions that you’ve cooked in butter until soft, along with a couple of tins of Swedish ansjovis, with cream and milk (or all cream, if you prefer) before being topped with breadcrumbs (although I must admit I forgot to add them for this photograph!) I think I have almost learnt all the ingredients and recipe by heart ;-) As I once said, nothing motivates me more than seeing an intriguing recipe in a friendly blogger's post, so you can be sure I will make this dish soon. Dec 1, 2019 - This is my favourite potato dish. The result is more savoury than fishy. Put a third of the potatoes into the bottom of the buttered dish. Once they start to lose their raw look, turn the heat down to low and cook very gently for 15–20 minutes. MAKE AHEAD: Refrigerate leftovers, covered, for up to 2 days. Jansson is the Swedish equivalent of Jones so the name may well just mean everyone’s temptation. Jansson’s Temptation. Get Jansson's Temptation Recipe from Food Network You can also find 1000s of Food Network's best recipes from top chefs, shows and experts. 1.25kg/2lb 12oz potatoes, peeled and cut into narrow strips like French fries Allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving. If you think they are beginning to catch, you can sprinkle a very little water into the pan, or simply add more butter. The anchovies may seem an odd ingredient in what is basically potatoes au gratin, but when … Keep an eye on them, and stir regularly: they should be soft and pale gold. I use mussel juice when I have it, but any stock, will add to the dish and if you have no stock then water and a little of the pickling liquor will be fine, as would plain milk. It's richly comforting, and can be served as a side or a main. Jansson’s temptation I think this might be my favourite part of the smörgåsbord. Put them on a baking sheet and place in the preheated oven … Season the potatoes, then turn in a bowl with the onion and anchovies. Butter an oven dish of about 2½ litres / 2½ quarts capacity; I use one (an old friend that you may have seen in a few of my books) of 34 x 20 x 6cm / 13 x 8 x 2½in. Season with 1 teaspoon of kosher salt (or ½ teaspoon of fine sea salt) and a good grinding of pepper. Jan 27, 2017 - This is my favourite potato dish. Butter a baking dish and layer 6 medium potatoes cut into matchsticks, 2 finely sliced spanish onions and 1 tin drained, chopped anchovy fillets. Jansson’s temptation Nigella Lawson. As for these ansjovis, these are not - as you might think - anchovies, but sprats that come in a spicy, sweet brine, which give them a light pickled flavour. Spoon into an ovenproof dish and pour over the stock/milk and the cream. Spanish boquerones would be perfect, if these are easier to find. img. If you can’t get hold of them, then you can best replace them by chopping up a couple of pickled herrings. Reply. Jansson’s temptation, or Janssons frestelse − a creamy potato and anchovy casserole − is said to have been named after Pelle Janzon, a food-loving Swedish opera singer of the early 1900s. Spoon into an ovenproof dish and pour over the stock/milk and the cream. The anchovies called for are the silvery jobs rather than the brown ones, but either or both together will produce a creditable result. This is my favourite potato dish. img. They’ll certainly be golden on top, but it’s essential they’re soft underneath. Pour 284ml pot double cream over and dot with butter. It is a potatoe gratin with a slightly salty taste from anchovy fillets. This creamy potato and fish gratin is called Janssons frestelse in Swedish, which means Jansson’s temptation (apostrophes don't exist in Sweden). Peel the potatoes and chop them into small 0.5-cm piece sticks (a bit thinner than French fries). Feb 21, 2017 - This is my favourite potato dish. Jansson is the Swedish equivalent of Jones so the name may well just mean everyone’s temptation. Meanwhile, heat the oven to 200℃/180℃ Fan/400°F. Place in a bowl of cold water wash out the starch. Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/gas mark 4. Proportion: 1/4 onions, 3/4 potatoes, with the finely chopped anchovy fillets in between. Janssons frestelse – Janssons temptation A traditional dish from Sweden. Spread half the soft onions over the potato strips, followed by one tin of ansjovis; it is up to you whether you add the liquid in the tin or not (see recipe intro). Reheat as above. Defrost overnight in fridge. 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