Pommes Boulangères

Preparation info
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Appears in
The Plagiarist in the Kitchen

By Jonathan Meades

Published 2017

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There’s absolutely no point in doing this unless you have a good stock. That means not using a stock cube. No point equally if you have potatoes that are floury and will fall apart.


  • stockchicken/beef/duck/pheasant
  • firm potatoes
  • onions
  • garlic


Slice onions and garlic. Season with ras el hanout, cumin, pimenton dulce.

Cook slowly in olive oil for 30–40 minutes. Do not let them colour.

Oil a gratin dish.

Slice potatoes thinly.

Layer the potatoes with onion and garlic.

Just about cover with stock.

Cook in a low oven for 60–90 minutes till the stock is close to being absorbed. The quality o