Golden Saffron Potato Cake recipe bc fresh vancouver

By  Brian Faulkner  On

Golden Saffron Potato Cake

Golden Saffron Potato Cake
Serves: 6 as appetizers or 4 as main dishes

This stunning layered potato cake with fragrant saffron makes an impressive presentation at any meal.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
  1. 1/3 cup (75 mL) clarified butter, melted and divided
  2. Pinch saffron (about two or three threads)
  3. 2 lb (1 kg) BCfresh Sunrise (Yellow) Potatoes, thinly sliced
  4. 1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper
  5. 1 cup (250 mL) vegetable broth
  6. 1 tbsp (15 mL) finely chopped chives
  1. Preheat oven to 425˚F (220˚C).
  2. Stir clarified butter with saffron; steep for 5 minutes. Brush 9-inch (23 cm) cast iron skillet with 4 tsp (20 mL) saffron butter.
  3. Starting in centre of pan, arrange slices, overlapping slightly in concentric circles to cover bottom of pan. Brush with some more of the saffron butter and season with pinch of salt and pepper. Repeat layers twice. Brush remaining butter over top. Pour vegetable broth over top and sprinkle with remaining salt and pepper.
  4. Place skillet over medium-high heat; cook for about 10 minutes or until butter starts to sizzle.
  5. Bake, uncovered, for about 50 minutes or until potatoes are tender and golden brown. Remove from oven and let stand for 10 minutes.
  6. Run small paring knife or spatula around edge to loosen. Carefully invert onto serving plate. Sprinkle with chives. Cut into wedges.
  1. To clarify butter, melt butter in a small, heavy-bottom saucepan set over low heat. Remove pan from heat and let stand for 3 minutes. Skim froth from top with a ladle; slowly pour butter into a measuring cup, leaving milk solids in bottom of pan. Discard solids.
  2. Serve with sour cream or crème fraîche.
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some thoughts

  • What do you mean by “cover and cook uncovered”? Is gee the same as clarified butter?

    1. Hi Valerie,Thanks for your question and sorry for the confusion. There was an error in the instructions - it has been corrected and reads "Bake, uncovered, for about 50 minutes..."Clarified butter and ghee are not the same. Ghee is clarified butter that has been cooked longer to remove all the moisture, and the milk solids are browned (caramelized) in the fat and then strained out. This gives a rich nutty taste. Ghee has a longer shelf life, both refrigerated and at room temperature. It is traditionally used in Indian cuisine.While you could likely substitute Ghee in this recipe we have included instructions to make clarified butter at home if you have time.Thank you!

  • Hello I don't use social media, ( personal choice) but, it seems if I want to save any of your recipes, my only choice is to sign in with facebook ( which I don't use ) or my email which I would rather not do. I am wondering why recipes I'm finding on your website that I want to make since I did buy your fresh products when out shopping, cannot be saved to pinterest like so many other food product websites offer. Thank you.

    1. Hi Joycelyn,Thanks for you note and feedback on our website. We are in the process of updating our site and will add more pinterest functionality on the next version.We used to have a "save" recipe function but no one really used it.Have a great day, Brian

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