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Potatoes Anna Recipe

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Added: Sunday, August 26, 2007

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/2 c butter
3 1/2 lb potatoes
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper

Directions:
Directions:
To clarify butter, melt in small saucepan over low heat. Skim off foam as it rises to surface, reserve for other use. Pour clear, golden liquid into measuring cup, leaving any sediment in pan. Peel potatoes and wipe with a damp cloth or paper towel. Do not rinse or soak. Slice about 1/8 inch thick and pat dry with paper towels. Preheat oven to 450. Pour about 1/4 cup clarified butter into a 9 inch round flameproof cake or pie pan. Place pan over low heat. When butter is hot, layer potatoes in concentric circles starting in center of pan. Lightly drizzle layer with butter, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Continue layering potatoes and remaining butter, salt and pepper. Remove from heat. Top potatoes with buttered foil; seal. Press down with a saucepan to pack potatoes tightly. Bake 20 minutes. With saucepan, press potatoes down again; remove foil. Bake 25 minutes longer. Run a knife around inside of pan. Place serving dish over potatoes and invert.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
Makes 6 to 8 servings

 

 

 

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