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Julia Potatoes


Inspired by the French film Haute Cuisine, this potato dish is a classic recipe that's prepared with only a few ingredients, making it a timeless and trusted dish for the heroine, Hortense Laborie. 


  • 2 1/4 Pounds potatoes, peeled
  • 5 Tablespoons duck fat
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Pinch of ground peppercorns
  • Parsley, for garnish


Slice the potatoes as thinly as possible, no more than ¼-inch thick. Melt 2 tablespoons of the duck fat in a large saucepan, adding the potatoes and a pinch of salt once hot. Allow to simmer for 30 minutes, turning occasionally with a spatula.

Add in an additional tablespoon of duck fat, along with chopped garlic, and cover for 2-3 mins or until browned.

Serve the potatoes sprinkled lightly with salt, ground pepper, and parsley.