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Jansson’s Temptation

Jansson's temptation

Jansson’s temptation “Janssons frestelse” is a creamy potato and anchovy stew. The dish is named after Pelle Jansson, a Swedish opera singer who loved food in the early 20th century. This is a classic on the Swedish Christmas table, but Jansson’s temptation can be eaten at any time of year.

Jansson's temptation

Jansson’s Temptation

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Swedish
Keyword: Potato
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 249kcal
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  • 2 kg potatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 100 g anchovy fillets in a jar
  • 4 dl whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 bunch dill
  • 2 tbsp butter


  • First mix the milk, sugar and pepper. Chop the onion.
  • Preheat the oven to 225°C.
  • Peel the potatoes and chop them into sticks. An kitchen all-purpose machine / slicer is a huge help here.
  • Grease a casserole dish with butter and place half the potatoes in the dish.
  • Top the potatoes with the anchovies and half the dill. Then top evenly with the remaining potatoes.
  • Drizzle the whole thing with anchovy broth and sugar syrup.
  • Bake the Jansson’s temptation under foil for 35 minutes.
  • Then remove the foil, reduce the oven temperature to 200°C and gratinate for 25 minutes so that the Jansson’s temptation gets a nice colour.

Nutrition (values are an approximate guide)

Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 1202mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 108IU | Vitamin C: 50mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 2mg
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Last Updated on June 2, 2022 by Flavorado

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