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Potatoes a la Boulangere

This delicious potato recipe is courtesy of chef Emeril Lagasse and can be found in his cookbook, "Emeril's Potluck."

  • servings: 12

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Ingredients

  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 cups thinly sliced onions
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 5 pounds red bliss potatoes, peeled and sliced into 1/8-inch rounds
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 1/2 cups low-sodium store-bought chicken stock or broth

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Step 2

    Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and cook, stirring frequently, until caramelized, about 30 minutes. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Transfer onions to a large bowl and let cool.

  3. Step 3

    In the same skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat, and cook a quarter of the potatoes until lightly caramelized, about 5 minutes. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Transfer to a platter and let cool. Repeat process three more times with remaining butter, potatoes, salt, and pepper.

  4. Step 4

    Arrange a quarter of the cooled potatoes in a slightly overlapping single layer in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Top with a third of the onions and sprinkle 1 teaspoon thyme over the dish. Layer another quarter of the potatoes over onions and thyme and top with another third of the onions and 1 teaspoon of thyme. Repeat process and finish with a layer of potatoes.

  5. Step 5

    Pour chicken stock over potatoes and transfer baking dish to oven. Bake for 25 minutes; reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees, and continue baking until potatoes are golden brown, about 30 minutes more. Remove from oven and let cool 10 minutes before serving.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, December Winter 2008

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