Boulangère Potatoes / Pommes à la boulangère, translated is “potatoes from the baker”. The recipe originated in France at a time when people, who lived in the country, did not own an oven. So, on Sunday they would prepare a dish with meat surrounded by thinly sliced potatoes and onion, then on their way to church, they would leave dish of meat and potatoes with the baker to be cooked in his oven while they prayed. On their way home they went back to the baker and picked up their beautifully cooked lunch.
This dish is the perfect accompaniment to a rich meat dish, chicken dishes and even steamed or grilled fish.