While food TV is one of my favorite things, I don’t usually run out and make what I see.  But when I realized I had a potato in my cupboard, I decided to use Anne Burrell’s “Pommes Chef Anne.”  I do really like her show “Secrets of a Restaurant Chef” and would argue it’s one of the best food TV shows currently available on Food Network.

Her recipe was so incredibly simple to make and it tasted fantastic!  I am definitely going to make this again!

I used only one Russet potato since that’s all I had available.  Here’s the short version of the recipe.  It’s very thinly sliced potatoes laid around in a circle in a sautee pan with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Parmesan cheese on every layer.  After every few layers, you push down to squeeze out any air. 

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Then put on medium heat until the bottom layer (which will be the top layer) is brown (about 5-10 minutes).  Now bake it at 425 for 20-25 minutes. 

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After this, make sure to drain the oil from the pan (CAREFUL — IT’S HOT!) and then flip over to bake again for 10-15 minutes. 

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To serve for guests, I’d put another layer of Parmesan cheese on top and then cut into wedges.