Potatoes annette with oeufs sur le plat

Yield: 2 Servings

Measure Ingredient
350 grams Potatoes; peeled
25 grams Butter
\N \N Eggs (1 or 2 per person)
\N \N Salt and pepper

A crispy cake of julienne potatoes cooked in butter makes a delicious base for lightly cooked eggs. A perfect supper dish which costs next to nothing, a memorable meal served with a soft lettuce salad and some fresh bread.

Cut the potatoes into strips ('julienne'). Wash them in cold water and dry thoroughly. Season with salt and pepper. Heat the butter in a heavy frying pan and saute the potatoes until they are well coated, then press them down into a cake with the back of a fork. Brown on one side only over a very low heat, covered with a lid, for 30 minutes. When well browned, loosen around the edges and carefully invert on to a platter, and keep warm.

Put a little more butter into the pan and heat gently. Break one or two eggs per person into the pan and cook through gently until they set lightly, without browning the whites (oeufs sur le plat are a far cry from a fried egg!). Serve on wedges of the potato cake.

Copyright Rosamond Richardson 1996 Meal-Master format courtesy of Karen Mintzias

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