Search This Blog

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Pommes de Terre Byron (Byron Potatoes) (French)

These classic French potatoes (also known as a "golden pancake") are all the melted cheese comfort food goodness you may crave on a cold and tired evening. They're really easy to throw together and they will be gone before you know it. Moreover, I'm willing to bet the dish will be a crowd-pleaser and even the pickiest of children will enjoy it (as the upgraded version of a baked potato with cheese topping). Whenever you crave comfort food but don't really feel like putting in a lot of effort to make something time-consuming, just put some potatoes to boil on the stove top or bake them in the oven and the rest will be easy as (eating) pie. :)
Recipe sources: here and here.

Last year: Hummus, scallion and kalamata pita pockets (vegan).
Two years ago: Hasselback potatoes (Swedish).
Three years ago: Salată de varză (Romanian white cabbage salad) (raw vegan).
Four years ago: Simple strawberry, cream and rice crispies treat.

Ingredients (serves 2):
  • 800 g potatoes
  • 1-2 tablespoons of butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons high-fat sour cream
  • 50 g grated Gruyere cheese

Preheat oven to 200 degrees C. Boil the potatoes in their skins on the stove top until they're tender when pierced with a fork, but not up to the point of (almost) disintegration. Or bake them in their skins, if you prefer, until done. (I prefer baking them):

When the potatoes are done, peel off and discard their skins, then cut them into cubes and put them in an ovenproof tray. Mix in the butter, salt and pepper and the sour cream. Put the Gruyere cheese on top:

Put the tray in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and golden. Take out and it's done, dig in! :)

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...