The Secret To Ruth’s Chris Lyonnaise Potatoes Recipe

Ruth’s Chris Lyonnaise Potatoes Recipe is an easy potato recipe for one. The secret to Ruth’s Chris Lyonnaise Potatoes Recipe’s rich and creamy taste is potato starch, which allows the potatoes to release their natural flavors in a very tasty way.

Potato starch is an ingredient that adds creaminess and prevents the mixture from separating while cooking.

Lyonnaise Potatoes also have a high starch content, which can help you to feel full for a longer time and inhibit your appetite.

Where Are Lyonnaise Potatoes From?

Lyonnaise Potatoes are named after the city in France, Lyon. They are thought to have been created by a chef from Lyon.

What Are Lyonnaise Potatoes Made Of?

Lyonnaise Potatoes are made up of mostly potatoes and some oil. It is also possible that other vegetables are included, but no one can be sure.

Ruth’s Chris Lyonnaise Potatoes Recipe

Prepare Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 onions, julienned
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • Salt and freshly ground white pepper
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
Ruth’s Chris Lyonnaise Potatoes Recipe Ingredients
Ruth’s Chris Lyonnaise Potatoes Recipe Ingredients

Step By Step Instructions

Step-1: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Step-2: In a large bowl, toss the potatoes with olive oil, onions, garlic, and salt and pepper. Transfer in one layer on a sheet pan. Bake for about 20 minutes until golden brown on the bottom and tender.

Step-3: In a large skillet over low heat, cook the potatoes in the butter until golden brown on one side. Flip the potatoes and top with some garlic butter, parsley, and more pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes more until done. Serve warm

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Saturated Fat9.7g

How Should I Serve Lyonnaise Potatoes?

Lyonnaise Potatoes are an excellent side dish to serve with any meat, fish, or poultry. It is also a great dish to enjoy on their own.

Are Lyonnaise Potatoes Good For You?

Lyonnaise Potatoes are good for you because they contain a large amount of Vitamin B6 and a limited amount of Vitamin C. Lyonnaise Potatoes also contain phosphorus and potassium.

There is no data on how much lycopene there is in Lyonnaise Potatoes, but it is known that lycopene is an important nutrient for your health.

They are high in calories because there is a lot of butter used in them, so it’s best to eat them only as a special side dish once in a while.

Ruth's Chris Lyonnaise Potatoes Recipe
Ruth’s Chris Lyonnaise Potatoes Recipe

Will Lyonnaise Potatoes Increase Your Appetite?

No. Lyonnaise Potatoes are not a great appetite stimulant, but they are still good for you. It’s just a common myth that they will increase your appetite.

Will Lyonnaise Potatoes Make You Fat?

No. As mentioned before, the calories in Lyonnaise Potatoes come from butter and oil, so it doesn’t matter if you eat them or not; the calories will stay the same.

Since how many of these ingredients are in your dish does not affect how many calories you get from it, there is no reason for concern about this myth.

What Is The Difference Between Lyonnaise And Dauphinoise Potatoes?

Lyonnaise Potatoes are simply potatoes that have been cooked and tossed with butter in a pan. You could also add onion, garlic, salt, and pepper to them as well. They are sometimes called château potatoes.

Dauphinoise Potatoes are Lyonnaise Potatoes that have cream added to them. It’s also common to add cheese and/or egg yolks to Dauphinoise Potatoes and then bake them for about an hour at 375 degrees F. Dauphinoise is a fancier version of Lyonnaise.

Lyonnaise Potatoes are often called “château” potatoes because they are often served at high-end restaurants and hotels.

Can You Freeze Lyonnaise Potatoes?

You can freeze Lyonnaise Potatoes, but they will come out a little differently. When frozen, the potatoes become fluffier, and a rubbery texture is added to them.

They also have an “off” taste when frozen and thawed. If you decide to freeze them, don’t add freezer burn or water so that your final product tastes good when thawed.


Lyonnaise Potatoes can be served as either an appetizer or a side dish. It’s a great food to serve on holidays because it truly is an easy recipe, and everyone loves potatoes.

So, all you have to do is go out and buy some and make some. But remember to use the right potatoes, not the pre-cut kind sold at the grocery store!

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