Etouffade de pommes de terre (smothered potatoes)

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
8 \N Potatoes; peeled, cut lg chunk
2 tablespoons Olive oil
2 \N Onions; chopped
2 \N Shallots; chopped
4 ounces Ventreche, bacon or salted ham
1 teaspoon Fresh thyme; chopped
1 \N Bay leaf
1 tablespoon All-purpose flour
1 cup Chicken broth or water
\N \N Salt and pepper
1 tablespoon Parsley; chopped

In a heavy bottomed covered pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add the onions and shallots, the ventreche, bacon, or ham, thyme, and bay leaf. Stir and let cook about 10 minutes. Sprinkle the flour over the mixture and stir until brown.

Add the potatoes, broth or water, salt and pepper. Mix well with a wooden spoon. Cover the casserole and let cook slowly about 45 minutes, stirring often to keep it from sticking. Serve on a warm plate and garnish with chopped parsley.

Shared by Sherilyn Schamber

Recipe By : A Culinary Journey in Gascony Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #240 Date: Wed, 09 Oct 1996 15:42:48 -0700 From: Sherilyn Schamber <sherschm@...> NOTES : These slow-cooked potatoes steam in their own savory moisture and are flavored by the familiar salty ventreche, sweet shallots, onions and thyme.

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