RECIPE: Janssen's Temptation (w/o anchovies)

annovaMarch 4, 2007

Janssen's Temptation (w/o anchovies)

1/2-3/4 sweet onion, sliced vertically

3 Tbs butter (cut in pieces)

7 red potatoes, peeled & julienned

Salt & Pepper

1/2 cup Half & Half

Place a layer of potato slices in 1-1/2 qt casserole; top with some of the onion slices. Dot with some of the butter pieces. Repeat until onions, potatoes & butter pieces are used up. Salt and pepper the mixture. Pour 1/2 cup of Half and Half over mixture. Mix it all up. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes to one hour.

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And....if it was "with anchovies"...where would you add them? Just on top?
I love anchovies!
Linda C

    Bookmark   March 4, 2007 at 7:22PM
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Glad you posted it. The recipe I have calls for anchovies so I never made it because of that because I figured they were necessary.

In the recipe I have you drain the anchovies, reserving the liquid, layer the anchovies over the potatoes, then pour the reserved liquid over that. Then proceed with the onions, etc.

    Bookmark   March 5, 2007 at 3:32PM
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This is a recipe posted by san. I haven't made this in a long time but I think this is a good recipe for Janssen's Temptation. I've heard from native Swedes that their anchovies are much milder than the kind sold in the USA (that's why when I did make it w/ anchovies, I drained & rinsed the anchovies before chopping, & didn't use the juice). I'd also slice the onions vertically - they seemed to fit better with the julienned potatoes :)

JannsonnÂs Temptation

2 ¼# russet potatoes, coarsely julienned
1 T salt
10 ½ oz tin of Swedish sweet pickled anchovies, juices drained and reserved***
5 T butter, divided
2 medium onions, thinly sliced
black pepper
1 ¼ C cream

***IÂve never seen a tin of these so I just toss in 6 or 7 anchovies packed in

    Bookmark   March 6, 2007 at 1:37AM
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If you soak the anchovies in some milk before you use them, the fishy taste almost completely goes away

    Bookmark   March 14, 2007 at 2:54PM
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i'm sorry i didn't see your response to my question earlier, ann--i appreciate you posting it! and i should have credited the recipe i use to the frugal gourmet. it can be found in its entirety in the swedish meatball thread. i think i'm going to have fun trying out some of those so thanx to everyone who posted their variations there!

Here is a link that might be useful: swedish meatballs & janssen's temptation

    Bookmark   March 14, 2007 at 7:44PM
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