Bakers Potatoes Recipe (Pommes Boulangère)

Bakers Potatoes Recipe (Pommes Boulangère)
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Try our classic century old easy oven baked bakers potatoes recipe (Pommes Boulangère) today. Flavorful and buttery, our bakers potatoes are made with thinly sliced potatoes, sliced onions, butter and fresh herbs that makes a great alternative to creamy scalloped potatoes.

What is a baker’s potatoes?

Baker Potatoes also known as pommes boulangère in French and referred to as potatoes from the bakers dates back to to France during the early centuries when ovens and stoves weren’t available. People living out in the rural and country side didn’t own ovens. The house wife’s would take their seasoned meat surrounded by sliced potatoes and onions in a dish to the local baker to bake them.

Bakers potatoes

What Are the Best Potatoes for baking?

In our option, the best potatoes for baking are Yellow or Yukon Golds. These potatoes are pretty consistent in size and are great for baking, frying and making mash potatoes. Yellow Potatoes or Yukon golds also have a thin skin on them which allows them to roast faster resulting in a crispier creamy texture.

best potatoes for baking

How many calories in baked potatoes?

A large-sized plain sliced baked potato has about 250 calories ( 4 inches in size), seven grams of fiber, seven and a half grams of protein and 60 grams of carbohydrates.

Medium size potatoes ( three inches in size) typically have about 150 calories, four grams of fiber, 5 grams protein and 35 grams of carbohydrates.

Small potatoes about 2 inches diameter has roughly 130 calories, 3 grams of fiber, 4 grams of protein and 30 grams of carbohydrates. Potatoes provide a good source of minerals and vitamins whilst the fiber in potatoes promotes good healthy digestive system.

How to Make Bakers Potatoes?

Making our classic Bakers Potatoes is easy and straight forward. You select the best Potatoes at your local supermarket, we recommend Yukon but you can also use russet potatoes; they will take a bit longer to bake. Slice them very thin using a mandoline. The potatoes are then layered in a baking dish with filling and spices in between the layers similar to making scalloped potatoes.

Make sure the potatoes you select are firm and not wrinkling with no roots present. Thoroughly wash your potatoes and slice then into thin rings. Follow the rest of our steps below.

Ingredients:

Ingredients

  • 8 medium potatoes, sliced very thin
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter ( 1 stick 113 grams)
  • 3 medium sliced yellow onions ( thinly sliced into rings)
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons herbes de provence or (optional thyme or rosemary)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 cup of white wine
  • 1 cup beef or chicken broth
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese ( optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C) with rack in the middle position.
  2. In a medium size skillet melt 6 tablespoons of butter and olive oil on medium heat.
  3. Add the sliced onions and garlic and cook until they soften.
  4. Sieve or drain the onion mixture saving the butter sauce.
  5. Butter the bottom and side walls of the medium size baking dish with the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter .
  6. Cover the bottom of the dish with the sliced potatoes followed by a layer of the onion saute. Sprinkle some of the salt, herbes de provence ( fresh thyme or rosemary) and black pepper.
  7. Repeat by adding another layer of potatoes followed by the salt and spices.
  8. Finish off by adding the last layer of potatoes and remaining salt and spices.
  9. Pour the butter sauce onto the top layer the potatoes followed by the wine and beef or chicken broth. The liquid should reach the top of the potatoes. If needed add a bit more broth until it reached the top.
  10. Optional, cover the top layer with shredded mozzarella cheese.
  11. Place the potatoes into the oven and bake for 50-60 minutes or until potatoes are soft and tender.
  12. Remove from oven and serve.
BAKERS POTATOES

Bakers Potatoes Recipe (Pommes Boulangère)

Try our classic century old easy oven baked bakers potatoes recipe (Pommes Boulangère) today. Flavorful and buttery, our bakers potatoes are made with thinly sliced potatoes, sliced onions, butter and fresh herbs that makes a great alternative to creamy scalloped potatoes.

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine French
Servings 8 pieces
Calories 450 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 medium potatoes sliced very thin
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 stick 113 grams
  • 3 medium sliced yellow onions thinly sliced into rings
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic optional
  • 2 teaspoons herbes de provence or optional thyme or rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 cup of white wine
  • 1 cup beef or chicken broth
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C) with rack in the middle position.
  • In a medium size skillet melt 6 tablespoons of butter and olive oil on medium heat.
  • Add the sliced onions and garlic and cook until they soften.
  • Sieve or drain the onion mixture saving the butter sauce.
  • Butter the bottom and side walls of the medium size baking dish with the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter .
  • Cover the bottom of the dish with the sliced potatoes followed by a layer of the onion saute. Sprinkle some of the salt, herbes de provence ( fresh thyme or rosemary) and black pepper.
  • Repeat by adding another layer of potatoes followed by the salt and spices.
  • Finish off by adding the last layer of potatoes and remaining salt and spices.
  • Pour the butter sauce onto the top layer the potatoes followed by the wine and beef or chicken broth. The liquid should reach the top of the potatoes. If needed add a bit more broth until it reached the top.
  • Optional, cover the top layer with shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • Place the potatoes into the oven and bake for 50-60 minutes or until potatoes are soft and tender.
  • Remove from oven and serve.
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