I forgot to take a picture of this when it was all nice and golden brown, so you'd have to rely on your imagination (or google images) for the final result! I first encounter this when we went to a relative's house during Easter for a meal and this is a must-have Swedish tradition. There's a story written about it in Wikipedia if you are interested. I made this for a kinda-crayfish party for my friends last weekend so thought I should share this. Just take note, the anchovies, are not really the kind Jamie Oliver would use but it's pickled in sort of a solution I will liken to those pickled herrings with onions you might find at Ikea, sort of sweet smelling with still that saltiness component. If you can't get that, use the regular anchovies but go easy on the salt ok?
5-6 medium potatoes, peeled
1 can of Swedish anchovies
1 large yellow onion
salt and pepper to taste
bread crumbs for topping
- Preheat the oven to 200°C. Using a food processor, grate the potatoes coarsely and slice the onions finely. This won't take more than 3 minutes in total, unless you are doing it by hand.
- Mix the potatoes and onions in a large bowl, and spread half of it as a layer at the bottom of the greased baking tray.
- Arrange the anchovies evenly over the first layer, than spread the remaining potato/onion mix over.
- Add half the cream over the mixture. Add some salt and pepper to taste then scatter the bread crumbs evenly over the top. Bake for about 20 minutes first then pour the rest of the cream and continue baking for another 20 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
- Serve with some meatballs or some other kinds of meat/fish if you like.