Laura Calder's Potatoes Anna inspired me to make a variation of Potatoes Anna of my own. I love that she uses heavy cream rather than butter in this simple classic french recipe. I infused the heavy cream with garlic to add savoriness. I also add layers of onions and goat cheese for a perfect combination of sharp and tangy flavors. The potatoes will become slightly crunchy and lightly golden on top with layers of creaminess underneath...perfection! —Yayasmama
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a 9 inch pie tin with parchment paper and brush with butter and place the pie pan on a baking sheet. Pour the cream into a medium size bowl and add minced garlic.
Peel and thinly slice the potatoes and then onion on a mandolin. Add the potatoes to the cream and coat completely.
Remove the potatoes from the cream then assemble: A layer of potatoes, followed by small globs of goat cheese, a sprinkling of herbs, onions, salt and pepper; then another layer of potatoes, and a layer of goat cheese, etc, and so on. (I used five layers of potatoes.) Finish with a sprinkling of salt, pepper and herbs. Add another piece of buttered parchment paper to the top (buttered side down). To weigh the potatoes down, place a heavy dish on top (I used a souffle dish). Bake until lightly browned and tender. Start checking around 1 hr and if still not tender add another 15 minutes. Cool, turn out, and slice.