Thursday, December 27, 2012

Jansson's temptation

Janssons's tempation, or Janssons frestelse, as we call it in Swedish, is a well known Swedish dish and is served not only during Christmas, but also for Easter, as "late night meal or "vickning" and as a normal dinner dish. I love Janssons and could probably eat it every second day. The combination of creamy potatoes and salty sprats is just divine. I just learned from Wikipeda, that what we use is not actually anchovies but sprats (didn't know that!!). The dish consists of cut thin potatoe strips, layered in a baking dish, alternating with sprats and chopped onions in between.

Jansson's tempation
potatoes, cut in thin strips (like french fries)
chopped onion
cream
salt
pepper
breadcrumbs
sprats

Put the potatoes in the bottom of a baking dish, alternate with sprats and chopped onion and finish off with a potato layer. Add cream on top, sprinkle with breadcrumbs and bake in the oven until the potatoes are soft and some of the liquid is absorbed. However, I like it when it is a bit creamy!
 

6 comments:

  1. Jag lagade den ju med matjesill, och det fungerade det med, men lika bra blir det ju inte...!

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    1. Jag har lagat med matjessill de senaste gangerna och det blev helt ok, kanske inte samma salta som med ansjovis!

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  2. Det visste inte jag heller, jag gör med anjovis. Säkert lika gott med matjesill. Kram Nilla

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    1. Det gar inte att fa tag pa ansjovis har i Dubai, sa det fick duga med matjessill. Det blev helt ok men som sagt, inte riktigt samma salta.
      Kram!

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  3. Håller med! Det är hur gott som helst! Vi har nåt år haft i ansjoviskryddad inlagd sill, istället för ansjovis, och det har blivit lika bra. Kram

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  4. Mmm..Janssons Frestelse..that's definitely one of my Swedish favorites (after ABBA and Astrid Lindgren)..

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