Monday, 8 August 2011

Day 25: A Recipe

Today's challenge is quite a difficult one for me, since well the only dish i know how to cook is probably beans on toast and well that ain't exactly a recipe now is it, so instead i have opted to tell you all about one of my favorite dishes from Sweden.

We unfortunately only have this three times a year (Easter, Midsummer & Christmas) but oh boy do i love it when these times come around. It's just a really amazing dish, funnily enough it has fish in it, something i am not a big fan off at all but i just can't get enough of it when my hunny Marie cooks it.

So here you go.

Jansson's Frestelse (or the English Translation: Jansson's Temptation)

12 Large Potato's.
1 Large Yellow Onion.
2 Small Can's Of Swedish Anchovies or Regular Anchovies if you are unable to locate Swedish ones.
2 Cups Of Heavy Cream.
Salt & Pepper.

Put the oven on 225 oC / 437 oF.
Peal the potato's and slice them into stripes.
Butter the sides and bottom of a baking dish to stop from sticking.
Fill the baking dish with half of the potato's.
Slice and dice the onion and spread that over the potato's in your baking dish.
Use a food processor to mince the anchovies up (note that in the real dish you just lay the anchovies as they are, but i hate it like that so i prefer it this way).
Mix half of the heavy cream with the anchovies and pour it on top of the onions and potato's.
Put the remaining amount of potato's and cream on top and season with Salt & Pepper.
Put it in the middle of oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour and serve.
(Note if it begins to look burned place some tinfoil on top of the dish to stop it from burning).

Once complete serve with anything you want really, we normally serve it with sausages.

Hope you enjoy it.

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