This is a traditional Swedish Christmas take on scalloped potatoes, also known as Jannson's Temptation. The anchovies may seem unusual, but they add lots of flavour without being the slightest bit fishy.

  • Portion size 12 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine



In large skillet, melt 2 tbsp of the butter over medium heat; cook onions, pepper and sugar, stirring occasionally, until tender and golden, about 10 minutes. Transfer to large bowl.

Stir potatoes and anchovies into onion mixture. Arrange in 13- x 9-inch (3 L) baking dish, pressing down. Pour milk and cream over top. Dot with remaining butter; cover loosely with foil.

Bake in 350ºF (180ºC) oven for 1 hour. Uncover and bake until bubbly, golden and potatoes are tender, 25 to 30 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. (Make-ahead: Let cool for 30 minutes; cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. Rewarm in 350ºF/180ºC oven, about 35 minutes.)

Nutritional facts Per each of 12 servings: about

  • Sodium 173 mg
  • Protein 6 g
  • Calories 223.0
  • Total fat 11 g
  • Potassium 588 mg
  • Cholesterol 39 mg
  • Saturated fat 7 g
  • Total carbohydrate 27 g


  • Iron 9.0
  • Folate 10.0
  • Calcium 7.0
  • Vitamin A 11.0
  • Vitamin C 32.0
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