Pommes Fifine

Preparation info
    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Potato Year: 300 Classic Recipes

By Lucy Madden

Published 2015

  • About

Who is Fifine? Alas, I have not been able to find out. The charm of this recipe lies in its visual appeal, with golden cubes of potato served around half an eggshell containing the raw yolk. The diners stir this into the hot potatoes.


  • lb (700 g) potatoes, cleaned
  • 4–5 tablespoons olive oil


Steam the potatoes for 10 minutes, rub off the skins and cut into cubes. Fry in the hot oil and butter until golden. Season and serve, sprinkled with chives, around the half shell of an egg, filled with the yolk, for each person.