Jansons Temptation


Makes 10 servings

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Ready in: 1 hour 5 minutes


10 large potatoes - peeled and sliced thin
2 onion, peeled and sliced
1 can of Sprats - Scandinavian Anchovies or 15-20 fillets of  “Anchovy Spiced Herrings”
3-5 tablespoons of brine.
1 1/4 cups cream
2 tablespoons bread crumbs
2 tablespoons butter


1. Preheat the oven to 225 degrees C.

2. Place a layer of sliced potatoes onto the bottom of a large baking dish. Top the potatoes with a layer of sliced onions, and then a layer of Sprats fillets or chopped anchovy spiced herring fillets. Repeat layers up to the top of the dish, ending with a layer of potatoes on top. Drizzle about 2/3 of the cream over the dish, and some of the brine from the anchovy. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs over the top, and dot with pieces of butter.

3. Bake for 30 minutes on the middle rack of the oven. Add the remaining cream, and continue baking for another 15 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.

Tip: This dish can be prepared beforehand and put in the freezer. If you intend to do this, please only bake for 20 minutes. Let cool down before you place in the freezer, When you want to heat it up - add the remaining cream and bake for 20-25 minutes.