Potatoes Boulangère | Bakers Potatoes

This recipe for potatoes boulangère comes from my all time favourite chef, Tom Kitchin. He recommends that you use a stock based on the meal you are preparing. So for lamb, use lamb stock, and chicken, chicken stock.

Potatoes Boulangère
Potatoes Boulangère
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It is abundantly obvious that we are going to be wearing masks for a long time. South Africa was one of the first, if not the first, country to make mask wearing in public mandatory. I believe this has gone a long way in helping us stay healthy. Knowing I have to mask up all the time, I now have a collection of masks everywhere. I have 7 plastic bags in the boot of my car, each one marked with the day, and a mask inside. While I am out of the office I wear one of these disposable surgical masks and they tend to break quite easily. So, I have a spare one in my handbag just in case the mask I have on tears, or I forget it in the car. Then there is one in my desk drawer.

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Potatoes Boulangère

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Potatoes Boulangère

Use the same flavour stock as the protein you are serving these potatoes with to get the right combination of flavours
Recipe Category: Side Dish


  • 5 mls canola oil
  • 1 onion, peeled, cut in half and thinly sliced
  • 1 leek, white part only, thinly sliced
  • 5 mls herbes de Provence *
  • 5 mls fennel seeds
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
  • butter for greasing, plus extra for baking
  • 250 g potatoes, sliced extremely thin
  • 250 mls stock


  • Place the oil into large frying pan and heat over a medium temperature
  • Add the onions and sauté until soft
  • Add the leek, herbs, fennel seeds and garlic and season to taste
  • Reduce the temperature and cook for 10 minutes
  • Remove from the heat and set aside
  • Pour the stock into a sauce pan and allow to heat gently over a low temperature
  • Preheat your oven to 170° Celsius
  • Butter an oven proof dish ** and arrange a layer of overlapping potato slices on the bottom
  • Then add a layer of the onion mix and season
  • Continue with the layers, ending with a layer of potatoes
  • Pour the warm stock over the potatoes so that they are just covered
  • Dot the top with a few small knobs of butter and place the dish/es onto a baking tray
  • Place into the oven and bake for 90 minutes
  • Remove from the oven and serve straight away


* if you cannot find this herb blend feel free to used mixed herbs. ** I used two small cocottes but you can use any dish you have that will fit the potatoes.
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17 thoughts on “Potatoes Boulangère | Bakers Potatoes

  1. This looks yummy, I love potatoes and any recipe that uses then. We use disposable K-95 masks, but I don’t go out a lot. The boys use them for school because they are both high risk with chronic illnesses and these are the ones the paed recommended.

  2. You’ve got this mask thing down! We are required to wear masks as well; i just have the basic medical mask that I tend to wear for a couple of days an then replace it with another. Hopefully the mask wearing will end soon…

    1. I don’t mind having to wear masks in public but I am not looking forward to flying with one on, and I doubt by December we will be able to go mask free!

  3. I learned this concept from a Gordon Ramsay cooking show, where a very talented cook lost the competition because he had prepared maybe venison, but didn’t use a venison stock. It made total sense. Just an extra layering of flavors. Anyway, lovely recipe!

  4. Tandy. it has just today become mandatory for us to wear a mask in Queensland when we go out, due to a fresh outbreak in Brisbane. It will be the first time that I have had to wear a mask. Your potato dish looks delicious, even without the cream. I make a potato bake with cream in it and potatoes and onions so I will give yours a try , fewer calories.

  5. These potatoes look lovely, like the perfect Easter side dish for us. And I love how your favorite chef’s name is Kitchin! Masks are mandatory in New York State. But I’m ready to do away with them since just about everybody who wants to get the vaccine has gotten it. We must be at herb immunity here.

    1. Herd immunity is quite an interesting concept. We think that some areas here where people live close together have herd immunity. But I am not taking the risk even once I have been vaccinated, until I know for sure 🙂

  6. I have two cloth masks and we have a package of disposable for emergency use and getting my hair colored 🙂 These potatoes look soooo flavorful!

    1. At least you can get your hair coloured! I have friends in the UK who have gone 9 months without seeing the hairdresser. I barely held it together for the 81 days we could not have a hair cut 🙂

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