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Mr. Janssen's Temptation

Rated as 4.6 out of 5 Stars

"This is a Swedish classic that belongs to the smorgasbord. It's wonderful--try it!"
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1 h 5 m servings 438
Original recipe yields 10 servings


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  1. Preheat the oven to 475 degrees (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 anchovy 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 the reserved liquid from the anchovies. 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.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 438 calories; 14.5 68.3 10.8 54 354 Full nutrition

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This was surprisingly wonderful! I wanted to give anchovies another chance after hating them since childhood. I made half a batch, because I knew our kids wouldn't try it. Aside from that, my on...

I've been living/working in Sweden over the past year and some and I am starting a collection of Swedish recipes for when my Swedish boyfriend and I move to Canada. I figure a little Swedish coo...

This was our first time trying anchovies. As a general rule we like fish, though a couple in the family are not fond of fish. This dish, however, cooked up very mild with a slight taste of fis...

What a great recipe! It was very good to end the evening with such a tasteful dish. Highly recommended for parties or just an evening meal.

Yum, yum, yum -- great comfort food. I love the extra layer of flavor from the anchovies. My husband loves this, too, and he has no idea there are anchovies in it. This was wonderful with brai...

Janssen's Temptation is a cool weather favorite in my family. Just don't tell anyone about the fish until afterwards. This recipe is a lot simpler than the one I had in my box.

I really like anchovies, so I knew I would like this dish -- I could definitely taste them! This dish is filling, easy and cheap. I used 1 Idaho potato, 1 onion, 1 tin of anchovies and about 1/...

Very good and very hearty! I would reduce the anchovies by 1/4 but otherwise it is great! Even better the next day!

This was great! Very easy, too. I wasn't sure which type of potatoes to use (russet, red, white, etc.), so I used the small white ones. Glad I did - the amount called for in the recipe was per...