Aka Jansson’s Temptation. This dish was mentioned on the comments to this post and although I was not overly enthusiastic about it then, when I found a recipe for it in the Time Life Scandanavian cookbook (1969) I felt obliged to give it a go.
- I halved the amounts.
- I think I chopped the potatoes a little thicker than a quarter inch
- Anchovies. I’ve never cooked with these before, or even bought them. I used a leading supermarket’s own brand.
- Generally straighforward assembly, painless etc etc
Doesn’t it look nice? Yeah well, it tasted vile. Absolutely vile. No redeeming qualities. A waste of good potato and onion. A straight to the bin and do not pass go FAIL of a dish. I ate one spoonful and left the rest of the FOUR portions I’d made. I couldn’t even think how to make it into another dish that I could countenance eating. It was the anchovies that was the problem, bony, salty, much too intense a flavour, I wondered if I had got the amounts right, but I’m pretty sure I didn’t go over what the recipe specified. Jansson must have been a queer bird indeeed to have been tempted by this monstrosity.
Untempted by Alix