Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Cheesy Potato Bake

Last night after a very chilly Monday, I was in need for some 'good mood food' and something that would heat me up whilst making me smile at the same time. One of my favourite potato dishes is creamy Dauphinoise Potatoes, but I make them quite regularly so was look for an alternative. Given that it was Monday and I badly need to go food shopping, ingredients were sparse. That said I still managed to come up with this cheesy creation which was packed full of flavour and really hit the spot.


Cheesy Potato Bake

Ingredients
4 medium sized potatoes (peeled)
4 cloves garlic
1 small onion
40g butter
2 teaspoons of thyme
50ml milk
90g of grated cheddar
2 tablespoons of cream (optional)
Salt & Ground Black Pepper

Method
1. Slice potatoes  thinly and layer carefully in a shallow 22cm dish or tin (or similar size).
2. In a saucepan, fry off the butter, garlic, onion and thyme. Then pour over the layered potatoes.
3. Drizzle the cream and milk over the potatoes and season well with salt and pepper.
4. Bake in the oven for 35 minutes at 200C. At the point remove from the grated cheese over 
    the top of the bake. Return to the oven for a further 10 minutes or until cheese is well melted 
    and potatoes are cooked through.



E-D's Notes
- I say the cream is 'optional' as I just happened to have some in the fridge last night that I was 
  trying to use up. If you don't have cream, don't worry just use milk instead.
- I don't say this enough on 'E-D Does It' but seasoning food well with salt and pepper is the key 
  to enhancing flavour and  turning out really tasty food. I seasoned one layer of potatoes first, 
  and then the second. I avoid Low Salt because I don't feel it provides the same flavour, and to  
  compensate you end up having to use huge amounts (which defeats the purpose!).

2 comments:

  1. This looks ans sounds very tasty :)

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  2. this looks amazing. I've got so many of these pages bookmarked to try lol! Like the chicken in white wine cream sauce and the minty bars - also, our handmixer is diabolical so I've been trying to persuade my mother to invest in a KMix lol, i've shown her your review and everything :P

    T xx

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