I first experienced Potatoes Lyonnaise at a local restaurant.
I fell in love with them! Granted, some would say they are nothing more
than home fries, but I beg to differ. These are simply the most elegant
and flavorful "home fries" you'll ever put in your mouth.
Ketchup is NOT welcome. This recipe was inspired by America's Test
Preparation Time: 30 minutes Serving Size: 4
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
- 1 large onion, halved pole to pole and sliced 1/4 inch
- 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 1/2 pounds medium Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and
sliced crosswise into 1/4 inch rounds*
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
- 1 tablespoon fresh Italian parsley, chopped
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Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a 12 inch heavy nonstick skillet
over medium-high heat. Add onion and 1/4 teaspoon salt and stir
to coat. Sauté three minutes until onions begin to soften. Lower
heat to medium, cover and cook 12 minutes, stirring occasionally,
until onions are light brown and soft. Add water when pan gets
dry. Turn off heat, transfer to a bowl and leave skillet as
While onions cook, use a microwave to melt 1 tablespoon of
butter on high in a large microwave safe bowl, about 45 seconds
(know your microwave!).
Add sliced potatoes to the bowl and use tongs to toss and coat
each slice. Microwave on high for about 6 minutes, tossing halfway
through until potatoes are opaque and slightly resist when bent.
Remove, toss and set aside.
Back in the onion skillet, heat 1 tablespoon butter over
medium-high heat. Add potatoes and distribute evenly across
bottom of pan. Cook 3 minutes without stirring to brown potatoes
on the bottom. Use tongs to carefully stir and flip the potatoes. Cook 8-10
minutes more, stirring and flipping every 2-3 minutes, until potatoes are
well browned and tender. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to
Add onions to potatoes and stir gently. Heat through 1-2
minutes. Turn off heat and stir in parsley. Serve.
*For a more gourmet look, trim the potatoes into five or
six sided shapes before slicing.