Boulangère Potatoes

boulangère potatoes
  • Servings : 6
  • Prep Time : 25m
  • Cook Time : 1:30 h
  • Ready In : 1:55 h

The recipe

Boulangère potatoes are baked in the oven which gives the dish a golden, crisp top. Boulangère is a French word which refers to food dishes baked by the local baker at a time when people didn’t have ovens at home. The potato is flavoured by the stock and the addition of herbs. It’s simple to make, but does take a bit of time in the oven. You can serve it as an accompaniment to meat or fish and for special occasions you could improve the presentation by cutting it into neat squares or circles.


  • 1 kg floury potatoes suitable for baking, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 medium sized white onions, thinly sliced
  • 25g butter
  • 300ml hot vegetable stock
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • thyme leaves, removed from the stalks


Step 1

Heat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4 and butter an ovenproof dish

Step 2

Prepare the potatoes and onions and layer them alternatively in the dish, seasoned with salt and pepper and scattered with thyme leaves, ending with a layer of potatoes.

Step 3

Pour in the hot stock and cut the butter into small pieces and scatter over the top of the potatoes.

Step 4

Cover with kitchen foil and bake for 1 hour. Remove the foil and bake for a further 30 minutes until the potatoes are cooked through and the top a golden brown. Serve hot.

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