Fish with Janssons frestelse

Janssons frestelse is a dish you’ll find at Christmas in every Swedish home. The dish is a gratin made of potatoes, onion, creme and anchovies (Swedish style, seasoned with ginger, cinnamon and all spice). In this dish we used the same ingredients but cocked it in a pan. We served it with a cod. By the way, Jansson is the 13th most common Swedish name.


  • 600 g cod fillets
  • 600 g potatoes
  • 3 dl cream
  • 3 onions
  • 1 can of anchovies – 125 g  (Swedish style)
  • parsley

Grate the peeled potatoes into 2 mm thick shreds.  Fry with butter on low temperature. Add sliced onions and fry for 10 min. Add anchovies and cream and cook until the potatoes are ready. Season with pepper and salt if needed and keep warm until the fish is done.

Cut the fish in four and bake in oven (125⁰c) until the temperature is 50⁰. Serve with the potatoes and garnish with parsley. Enjoy!

Music: Porno for Pyros Pets

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