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Potatoes Anna or Pommes Anna

Chef Leslie Bilderback's version of Potatoes Anna
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6


  • 6 tablespoons melted butter
  • 3 large russet potatoes
  • salt & black pepper to taste


  • Preheat your oven to 375ยบ F.
  • Coat the bottom of a shallow baking pan or casserole pan with 2 tablespoons of melted butter.
  • Arrange one layer of the potato slices on the bottom of the pan in an overlapping spiral, covering the entire bottom of the pan. Brush with some of the melted butter, season with a little salt & pepper.
  • Repeat layering the potato slices until there are no more. Be sure to brush each layer with some of the melted butter and a little salt & pepper.
  • Cover the pan with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and continue baking until the potatoes are tender and golden, about 15 to 20 minutes more.
  • Let the pan potatoes cool down for 5 minutes before serving. To serve, cut into wedges.


  • Anna and Onions:
  • Alternate layers of potatoes with layers of thinly sliced yellow onions.
  • Pumpkin Anna:
  • Replace the potatoes with thinly sliced pumpkin or butternut squash. These vegetables can also be layered alternately with potatoes.
  • Add a sprinkle of nutmeg with the salt and pepper between the layers.

Anna Meets Meg's Potatoes

  • My wife made this dish with butternut squash. She used 1 squash that she peeled, seeded and sliced thin with the help of our food processor.
  • She alternated layers of potatoes and squash as described above and topped it off with Parmesan cheese.
  • She wasn't sure if she sprinkled a little nutmeg between layers but to me, "It couldn't hurt."


Serving: 6g