I’m always looking for side dishes I like and this recipe is one I’ll certainly be doing again. Besides liking the taste and its simplicity, I also like the way it looks. I found this recipe in one of my old Betty Bossi books. In the beginning I wasn’t sure about how to place the potatoes in the pan but it ended up being quite simple. I had this dish for lunch with my mother and we ate it with some simple roasted tomatoes, but this is just one of the many alternatives you could chose to serve it with: many kinds of meat, veggies, salad or even some melted cheese…
Recipe for 3-4 as a side dish
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 25 min
450g waxy potatoes
1.5 tbsp. butter
¼ tsp. salt
2-3 tsp. fresh herbs (rosemary, thyme, sage or parsley…it’s up to you)
Thinly pass the potatoes through a slicer (electric or manual), place them in a bowl and season with the salt and pepper.
In a pan melt 1 tbsp. butter and coat the whole bottom with it. Remove from heat. Start adding the potatoes, they should widely overlap and end up making two layers in total. Personally I began from the centre and worked my way outwards making a spiral like shape.
Cover the potatoes and replace on the fire in a low heat to stew for 15 min. Remove the lid and increase the heat to medium high to colour the potatoes. After about 5 min turn the galette with the help of a lid or a plate and slide back into the pan. Add the rest of the butter around the potatoes, sprinkle the herbs on top and cook for another 5 minutes. Serve.