LYONNAISE POTATOES: the easy recipe

The  Lyonnaise potatos, or Lyon apples, are a dish made from potatoes cut into slices and sautéed in a pan with butter, to which we add chopped onion and browned in butter and chopped parsley. The potatoes can be sautéed raw, or cooked whole in water.

The expression “Lyonnaise-style potatoes” is attested, at least since 1806, in The imperial cook by André Viard. A preparation "à la Lyonnaise" is characterized by the presence of a garnish made from chopped onions.

Level of difficulty: easy
Preparation time : 10 min
Rest time : -
Cooking time : 15 min
Total time : 25 min
Ingredients: 6 people
1 kg of potatoes
50 g butter
2 or 3 onions
1 glass of dry white wine
20 g flour
salt / pepper / parsley


  • Peel and wash the potatoes. Cut into quarters.
  • Peel and cut the onions into rings.
  • In a frying pan, heat the butter and brown the potatoes and onions.
  • Season, add the parsley, the glass of white wine and the flour dissolved in very little cold water.
  • Mix well.
  • Cover and cook for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Serve hot !

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