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Baking dish full of potatoes

Boulangere Potatoes

  • Author: Michelle Minnaar
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


Boulangere Potatoes comprises layers of thinly sliced potatoes spruced up with sliced onion and herbs. French cuisine at its best!


  • 30ml (2 tbsp) olive oil
  • 2 large onions, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 thyme sprigs
  • 1.5kg (3lbs) floury potatoes, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 400ml (1½ cups) vegetable stock


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C / fan 180°C / 392°F / gas mark 6.
  2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan.
  3. Gently fry the onions and thyme until softened and translucent, which takes around 5 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Place the first layer of potatoes in a large ovenproof baking dish.
  6. Sprinkle over a third of the onions, then add another potato layer.
  7. Repeat until all onions and potatoes have been used up.
  8. Pour over the stock and bake for 50-60 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked and golden brown on top.
  9. Serve immediately with the dish of your choice. Enjoy!


  • Examples of floury potatoes are Maris Piper and Desiree.
  • It takes quite a long time to slice the potatoes thinly by hand. The best tools for this kind of job are a food processor or mandoline.
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: French

Keywords: Boulangere potatoes, potato and onion bake, French potato recipe, potato side dish