Pommes de Terre Fondantes

A classic way of preparing and cooking potatoes, Pommes de Terre Fondantes (pohm d’tair fawn-dohn) is simply olive-shaped potatoes cooked in butter. Serve them with grilled or roasted meat or chicken.

Three super dishes-Pomtnes de Terre a la Provencale, Pommes de Terre Dau-phine and Pommes de Terre Fondantes.

3 oz. butter

2 lb. potatoes, peeled, quartered and cut into olive shapes about

2-inches long

1 teaspoon salt

In a deep frying-pan, melt the butter over moderate heat. When the foam subsides, add the potatoes and cook them, shaking the pan frequently, for 2 to 3 minutes or until they are well coated in the butter. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pan and cook the potatoes, shaking the pan and turning the potatoes occasionally, for 20 to 30 minutes or until they are golden brown and tender when pierced with the point of a sharp knife.

Remove the pan from the heat and drain the potatoes on kitchen paper towels.

Sprinkle with the salt and serve immediately.

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