Potato braised with bay leaf

The potatoes are braised in a layer of water with bay leaves and, once the liquid has evaporated, fried in butter. 

Creation by Tjitze van der Dam, Culinair #AnnoNu, Purmerend, the Netherlands.

Makes 1500g.

Potato braised with bay leaf

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waxy potatoes






bay leaves

As needed:


salt and pepper

Preparation method

  • Cut the potatoes into slices approx. 1.5cm thick and cut them into neat circles with a cutter.
  • Braise the potatoes in the butter, water, bay leaves, salt and pepper (to taste) at medium heat. Three-quarters of the potatoes should be covered with the liquid.
  • Make sure that the potato is stirred regularly so that they are cooked evenly.
  • Once the liquid has evaporated the potatoes will be fried on one side. Fry until golden brown.

Serving suggestions

  • As a component in a composition with pidgeon, ras el hanout, cauliflower, and onion. 
  • As a component in a composition with pork belly, garlic, chicory, or red beet.
  • As a component in a composition with turbot, white cabbage, and bacon.

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