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Jansson's Temptation

Author: Stanley Fishman via Kelly the Kitchen Kop


  • 4 tablespoons pastured butter
  • 1 medium organic onion sliced
  • 6 medium organic potatoes sliced into thin circles, then cut into small thin shreds, approximately 1 to 2 inches long, (see the photo above for how the circles and shreds look)
  • 12 anchovy fillets preferably imported, packed in a glass jar with olive oil, (not soy oil or canola oil) ***See note below about where to find these.
  • cups organic cream divided into 2 equal (¾ cup) portions


  • Melt the butter over medium heat in a heavy bottomed frying pan. When the butter is hot and bubbly, add the onions, and cook for about 5 minutes or until the onions are soft.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place half the potatoes on the bottom of a greased, medium sized glass baking dish. Place the onions evenly over the potatoes. Place the anchovy slices evenly on top of the onions. Place the rest of the potatoes on top of the anchovies. Pour ¾ cup of the cream evenly over the mixture.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
  • Add the rest (¾ cup) of the cream to the dish, spreading it evenly, return to the oven, and bake for another 20 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy this tempting dish.