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This Potatoes Anna recipe is super easy.

Potatoes Anna Recipe (Crusty Potato Cake or Pommes de Terre Anna)

Delicious crispy potato cake that is better than French fries. This Potatoes Anna Recipe is still French, though. Those French know how to make potatoes!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 8
Author Lois Carter Crawford/Recipe Idea Shop based on Betty Crocker's Recipe


  • 4 medium baking potatoes or 12-15 small red potatoes thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter or more if desired
  • olive oil spray


  1. Use a food processor to slice the potatoes very thin.
  2. Spray oil in a round baking dish, like a glass tart dish.

  3. Carefully arrange a layer of potato slices in the bottom of the dish.
  4. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  5. Repeat until all the potatoes have been layered.
  6. Pour the butter over the potatoes.
  7. Bake uncovered at 400F degrees until the potatoes are tender and turning brown, about an hour.
  8. Loosen the edge and bottom with a wide spatula.
  9. Place an inverted plate or platter over the baking dish and invert the potatoes onto the platter.
  10. Cut into wedges to serve.