How to cook potato grenaille


How to cook potato grenaille
The French call very small potatoes "grenaille". This is a typical way of cooking them: the tiny potatoes are pan-fried in their skins and make an excellent accompanient for meat.

Grenaille can be made with any kind of potato; it is a question of size, rather than variety, though I think that firm-textured potatoes, such as rattes or charlottes, work best. I am using rattes in the photos.

The cooking is a combined method: boiling first, then frying. This is quicker than using a single method.
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Last modified on: September 16th 2015

For 1 kg, you will need:

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Stage 1 - 5 min.
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Prepare the grenaille

Thoroughly wash 1 kg potatoes of very small size in lukewarm water.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
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Drain and transfer them to a large saucepan.

Use this opportunity to check each potato, trimming off any eyes and bad bits, and discard any black, green or damaged potatoes.

Stage 3 - 10 min.
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First-stage cooking: boiling

Cover the potatoes with cold water and bring to the boil.

Boil until the potatoes are just barely cooked.

Stage 4
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Drain the potatoes.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
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Second-stage cooking: frying

Heat a large non-stick pan on medium heat and add 4 tablespoons oil, 2 bayleaves, 2 sprigs thyme and 2 cloves garlic.

Stage 6 - 1 min.
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When the oil is hot, add the potatoes and stir well to coat them with oil.

Stage 7 - 20 min.
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Leave the grenaille to fry, stirring from time to time...

Stage 8
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...until nicely browned.

Salt and pepper.

Stage 9
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This is goes very well with grilled meat, for example.

Remarks

You can also try frying in clarified butter instead of oil.

Keeping:

Several days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,417 Kcal or 5,933 Kj21 gr196 gr61 gr
71 %8 %18 %9 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
131 Kcal or 548 Kj2 gr18 gr6 gr
7 %1 %2 %1 %
% 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).

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Source

Home made.

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