Thursday, October 7, 2010

Potatoes Anna

Looking for an easy side dish to accompany a fall dinner that doesn't take forever to make and have a complicated recipe?  THIS IS IT!  Simple and delicious!  The added leaf decoration looks fancy, but this is one of the easiest "fancy looking" dishes I have made in a long time.  The recipe comes from Country Living's website and was listed by Susie Cushner.  Here is where you can find it:  Potatoes Anna Recipe.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

With a mandoline you can get the potatoes cut in no time.  It only took me a few minutes to peel them and slice them with this.  If you don't have one, you can cut them with a knife as well.

Melt one stick of butter and skim the foam off of the top and pour one tablespoon into a 12 inch skillet.

 Line the skillet with potato slices, slightly overlapping.  Brush with butter and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon of salt.

Apply second layer.  Brush with butter and sprinkle with salt.

Repeat layers, using all the potatoes and season.

Add 1/4 teaspoon of pepper to the top layer and flatten the layers out.  Bake for 50 minutes.

Slice a sweet potato and use cutters to make fall leaf shapes.  The recipe called for purple potatoes and yams, but all I could find were the sweet potatoes.  (I will have to keep an eye out for purple, I think it would look really pretty.)

Heat a teaspoon of canola oil in a skillet and fry until golden on each side.  Place onto paper towel to collect excess oil.  

After 50 minutes, increase heat to 500 degrees and cook for 10 more minutes.  

To serve, invert onto plate and add the sweet potato leaves.  Enjoy!!!  This is delicious!

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