This is a typically easy delicious French method of oven-cooking potatoes that can be ramped up with your favorite vegetables if you choose. With only 4 ingredients potatoes, onions, broth and herbs it is also a low fat alternative to other French potato bakes and in fact around the world like North America's fav scalloped potatoes. Crispy browned potatoes on the top are its secret!
Pommes boulangére is translated "bakery apples" or more specifically, pommes de terre boulangére translated as "apples of the earth bakery".
But, if you search the translation of the name of this French dish you will get many varying versions just as you will find for the recipe itself.
It is also much simpler but similar to the popular dish eaten in North America, scalloped potatoes.
How To Make This Simple Side Dish
- Heat oil in heavy-bottomed pan and sauteed sliced onions with the thyme.
- In a casserole dish, cover the bottom with a layer of potatoes, then a layer of the onions, and so on until all the onions and potatoes are used up, with a layer of potatoes on the top. (Scrape the frying pan with a spatula to use all the flavored oil.)
- Bake until potatoes are well browned on top and tender when tested with a fork.
Easy and quick!
Many vegetables like sliced carrots, parsnips, zucchini, eggplant, and garlic can be added in layers with the potatoes and onions, just add extra broth and a little more oil.