Saturday, 11 July 2009

Potato Gratin

I had a large tub and a half of double cream left over after my house warming party, and this potato gratin was the dish that I immediately thought of. It is a very naughty dish, but absolutely delicious, and sometimes naughty is good! Its one of my Mum's staples and she usually adds courgettes to hers. It can also be made much less fattening using low fat creme fresh or half milk/half cream.

The cayenne pepper was a really good addition and added a little spiciness to the dish.

I served it with a large side salad.

Potato Gratin
(Serves 2-3)

3 medium potatoes, sliced
1 onion, sliced
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
284ml/small pot double cream
handful cheddar cheese, grated
pinch cayenne pepper

Preheat the oven to 200C. Layer the onion and potatoes in an oven proof dish, sprinkle over the garlic. Pour the cream over the dish, sprinkle over the cayenne pepper and bake for about 20 mins or so.

Then take it out of the oven and sprinkle over the grated cheese, put back into the oven and bake for another 10-15mins or until golden and bubbling.

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