Potatoes Anna with Onions, Brunch with the Bunch Made Easy

This easy to make recipe will impress your family and friends

Last Updated on December 13, 2019

Ready for the oven

Potatoes Anna for Brunch with the Bunch

I love this simple, classic French dish, and it is easy to make at home. The only two things that are necessary is the ability to slice potatoes thinly, and having a good heavy pan that you can put in the oven. I have both of those.

There are three of us, Stephen, Spane and me. Stephen, although an adult, is picky, and doesn’t like a lot of foods (won’t eat sautéed Rex Sole with Grapefruit Caper Butter). Thankfully, Spane who is five years old likes just about everything.

We were supposed to go to brunch this morning, and I completely forgot. I started cleaning the house, doing other chores, etc., and I just didn’t feel like taking a bath and getting ready. I wanted to make something nice at home, like scrambled eggs and some leftover bacon. We were out of eggs, so I sent the boys to the store.

They came back with eggs, three huge russet potatoes, and Pillsbury Orange Glaze rolls. Yes, the perfect setup for brunch at home. But, it needed a star, and I decided the star should be Potatoes Anna.

I did a few things differently from the classic recipe, and it turned out wonderful.

Potatoes Anna

This easy to make recipe will impress your family and friends
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Cuisine: French
Difficulty: Easy
Servings (slide to adjust): 4
Calories: 209kcal


  • 2 large Russet potatoes, peeled
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Seasoned salt
  • 1 tbsp butter
Ingredients necessary for the recipe step are in italic.


  • Slice the onion as thinly as possible and set aside.
  • Slice the potato as thinly as possible and set aside.
  • Get a heavy ovenproof pan or skillet. I used my iron skillet.
  • Put the oil in the skillet and swirl it around so that the bottom and sides are well covered. You can use a pastry brush to do this as well.
  • Put a layer of potatoes. Put them in a daisy pattern, larger pieces covering the outside, smaller in the inside.
  • Put some of the onion slices on top of the potatoes.
  • Put more potatoes on top of the first layer, and sprinkle very lightly with seasoned salt.
  • Continue doing this until you have used up all the potatoes and onions.
  • Melt the butter, and drizzle it over the layers.
  • Place in a preheated 350 oven, cover and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove cover and bake for another 15 or so minutes, or until the potatoes are golden.


There is a special pan for making this, but a good old-fashioned cast-iron skillet does just fine.


Calories: 209kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 4gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 42mgPotassium: 861mgFiber: 4gSugar: 1g
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Sliced in the pan

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About arbpen

As an award-winning and serious home cook, I seriously believe there is no reason why you can't have a restaurant quality meal at home. One of the good things about eating at home is to save money, so armed with a good menu plan, a shopping list, and an appreciation of good food, we can all have gourmet food on a budget.

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