Probably a swiss recipe originally, but also known in the French region of Franche-comté. This version is more sophisticated.
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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

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Stage 1 - 5 min.
Chop 2 shallots.

Stage 2 - 2 min.
Melt 2 tablespoons goose fat in a frying pan.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
Put in 1 kg 500 g cooked potatoes sliced, in a single layer.

Stage 4 - 10 min.
After 5 minutes turn over potato slices, and cook until golden brown.

Don't salt at this stage, otherwise your potatoes will stick.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
Put onto absorbant paper to remove the excess fat.

Repeat operation until all potatoes are cooked.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
Clean the frying pan, melt the remaining fat, add chopped shallots, salt and pepper, and cook 1 or 2 minutes.

Stage 7 - 1 min.

Stage 8 - 4 min.
And cook for a further 3 or 4 minutes.

Note: Everything so far can be prepared in advance (the day before or so). But what follows must be done at the last minute for a better and crusty result.

Stage 9 - 2 min.
Put cooked potato slices back in the frying pan.

Stage 10 - 5 min.
Mix well and reheat on medium heat.

Stage 11 - 1 min.
Taste and adjust seasoning.

Stage 12
It's ready !

Serve piping hot, alone or with a good green salad.
In the swiss version, potatotes are grated rather than sliced (thanks to Nicole for this detail).
Several days in the fridge, covered by a plastic film.
My grandmother Solange.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,428 Kcal or 10,166 Kj40 gr294 gr122 gr
121 %15 %28 %18 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
142 Kcal or 595 Kj2 gr17 gr7 gr
7 %1 %2 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
607 Kcal or 2,541 Kj10 gr73 gr30 gr
30 %4 %7 %5 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 2.76 €
  • Per person : 0.69 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Cooked potatoesCooked potatoes: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Croque-monsieur gourmand, Stuffed mushrooms au gratin, Croque-monsieur potatoes, Salad paysanne, Gratin of Endives with Mont d'Or, ... All
Small pieces of baconSmall pieces of bacon: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Aperitif rolls, Baby spinach salad, French-style peas, Rabbit with mustard, Salad lyonnaise, ... All
Goose fatGoose fat: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Chicken with rice and leeks, Cassoulet, Icelandic-style fish and vegetable pie, Seafood sauerkraut, Foie gras cured in salt, ... All
ShallotShallot: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Cervelle de Canut, Normandy seafood stew, Langres-style spinach, Creamy cauliflower with smoked salmon, Langoustine and leek tarts, ... All
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