The parsley and garlic potato cake is inspired from good times at L’Ami Louis (32 Rue Vertbois, 75003 Paris), one of my favourite restaurants in Paris. L’Ami Louis is legendary for its gargantuan portions of amazing French food served with the finest old Parisian charm. I love going there, especially on Sunday nights, and have a feast. Amongst their superb menu, one dish stands out to my taste, and it’s the galette de pomme de terre (potato cake). This side dish is served with almost anything, topped with a huge amount of parsley and garlic. Pure pleasure.
Ingredients (for 2)
5 large potatoes
6 garlic cloves (sliced fine)
2 handfuls of chopped parsley
1 tbsp butter
8-10 tbsp duck fat
Salt & Pepper
Pre-heat the oven on 180° celsius.
Start frying on a medium heat the sliced potatoes with one tbsp butter for 8 minutes. Pour 8 tbps (or more if you wish and according to your taste) of the duck fat onto the potatoes and continue frying till cooked and golden. You’d be surprised at how fast it cooks with duck fat. Flip potatoes constantly. Add salt. By 20-25 minutes they should be cooked. Put potatoes in a small cake mold and press gently with a potato masher or a large spoon so the potatoes take a good shape. You don’t want to mash the potatoes, just press them. Place in the oven for 5-8 minutes.
Take the potato cake out of the oven, remove from mold and place on a serving plate. Put the chopped parsley and fried garlic on top. Serve immediately.
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Thank you Momfilter!
I’ve tried to make this recipe for the party last weekends for my friends, this was a hit! Everyone loved it! Got lots of complements on this simple dish, even though we had steak also! Never though that duck fat will make this dish so tasty! Mimi, thank you for inspiration!
Where do you purchase duck fat from. This recipe sounds amazing
Hello! Duck fat can be purchased in specialised grocery stores, at the market or online (like Dartagnan). In France it is sold in all markets and stores, it’s like our standard oil 🙂 Mimi x