Culinary Elegance: Potato Lyonnaise

Indulge in the culinary elegance of our Potato Lyonnaise recipe, where humble potatoes transform into a symphony of flavors and textures, complemented by the aromatic sweetness of caramelized onions. Crafted with precision and care, this dish is a celebration of simple yet sophisticated ingredients that promise to elevate any meal to new heights.

At its core, this recipe begins with 2 pounds of potatoes, washed and meticulously sliced into thin rounds using a mandoline. These delicate slices are then bathed in a symphony of flavors—olive oil and butter—infusing them with a rich, savory essence that forms the foundation of the dish’s flavor profile.

But it’s the addition of 1 pound of julienned onions that truly sets this dish apart. Slowly cooked to perfection until golden brown and caramelized, the onions impart a depth of sweetness and complexity that perfectly complements the earthy flavor of the potatoes. A touch of baking soda is introduced during the cooking process, enhancing the onions’ caramelization and ensuring they reach that coveted golden hue.

Once the potatoes and onions have reached their peak of flavor, they are brought together in a harmonious union, creating a mouthwatering medley of textures and tastes. Seasoned with salt, pepper, and a generous sprinkle of fresh parsley, this dish is a testament to the beauty of simplicity in cooking.

Whether served as a sumptuous side dish or the star of the meal, our Potato Lyonnaise promises to delight the senses and leave a lasting impression on all who partake. So gather your ingredients, roll up your sleeves, and embark on a culinary journey that is as rewarding as it is delicious.

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Potato Lyonnaise

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  • Author: The Kilted Chef
  • Yield: Serves 4


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  • 2 lbs potatoes, washed and thinly sliced using a mandoline
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 2 tbsp butter, divided
  • 1 lb Onions, julienned
  • 1 tsp baking soda divided
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley


  1. Cover the potatoes with cold water and bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook until fork tender.
  2. Add 1 tbsp olive oil and 1 tbsp butter to a saute pan, melt and add the onions, cook until they begin to turn golden, sprinkle with 1/2 tsp baking soda and continue to cook until they are golden brown, remove from the pan and set aside.
  3. Add the remaining olive oil and butter to the ban, once melted add the potatoes, sprinkle with remaining baking soda and cook until they begin to turn golden, season with salt and pepper, add the onion’s and heat through.
  4. Finish with the parsley.


  • Category: sides, vegetables, recipes