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Potatoes boulangère

Judith Wills

Potatoes boulangère is a classic French recipe of sliced potatoes and onions cooked in stock, perfect as a vegetable side dish that can be cooked in the oven when you have a joint roasting.

Potatoes boulangère
Potatoes boulangère is a traditional French vegetable side dish

Cooking time

1 1/2 hours




  • 800 g (1¾ lb) potatoes
  • Salt, black pepper
  • 1 onion
  • Approx. 300 ml (½ pint) vegetable stock
  • 25 g (1 oz) butter


  • Peel and thinly slice potatoes and onion. 
  • Butter a 1 litre (1¾ pint) ovenproof dish and layer the vegetables in it, seasoning as you go.
  • Pour over enough stock to just cover vegetables, dot with remaining butter and cover dish with foil. 
  • Bake at 170ºC/gas mark 3 for 1 hour. 
  • Remove foil and cook for a further 30 minutes until potatoes are tender and top is browned.

Recipe taken from The Garden To Kitchen Expert by Judith Wills and Dr DG Hessayon, priced £9.99. 


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