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
4 medium sized potatoes (peeled)
4 cloves garlic
1 small onion
2 teaspoons of thyme
90g of grated cheddar
2 tablespoons of cream (optional)
Salt & Ground Black Pepper
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.
- 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!).