This is a Swedish classic that belongs to the smorgasbord. It's wonderful--try it!

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 475 degrees (225 degrees C).

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  • 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.

  • 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

438 calories; protein 10.8g 22% DV; carbohydrates 68.3g 22% DV; fat 14.5g 22% DV; cholesterol 53.7mg 18% DV; sodium 353.9mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
03/05/2008
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 only tweaks were to saute my onion a little and add some flat-leaf parsley and black pepper. Had it with a nice spinach salad for a really good inexpensive meal. Thanks! Read More
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  • 4 star values: 4
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Rating: 4 stars
03/05/2008
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 only tweaks were to saute my onion a little and add some flat-leaf parsley and black pepper. Had it with a nice spinach salad for a really good inexpensive meal. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2006
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 cooking will help him feel more at home (he's never been to Canada). This recipe is alot simpler than many you find for Janssons Temptation and suprisingly it tastes just as good as any you can have in Sweden. Thanks for sharing this is a definate keeper!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2003
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/08/2009
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 fish...but different. Everyone ate it, most had seconds, and I will be cooking it again. We enjoyed it with some bacon wrapped asparagus and the two proved to be quite filling. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2009
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 braised and buttered cabbage. I had to cut the recipe way down since there are only two in my household. Four potatoes, 8 anchovies, and I used half/half for the cream. I might use just a bit fewer anchovies next time. I enjoy stories so thought I'd share this story I found about Mr. Janssen and his tempting dish: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-first-catch-your-anchovies-1295644.html Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2003
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2005
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 perfect. I took the lazy way out and chopped the onions in my food processor - turned out fine. I used 12 anchovies instead of 20 and I liked it - it was not overly fishy that way. This dish was a hit at a Swedish Christmas party (julfest) I attended. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2008
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 1/3 pint of heavy cream. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/06/2008
Very good and very hearty! I would reduce the anchovies by 1/4 but otherwise it is great! Even better the next day! Read More
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