Shanny's Potatoes Au Gratin

    1 hour 10 min

    A simple & tasty side dish. You can use any type of potato for this. I've used both baking and boiling potatoes for this. Use what ever you like.

    Hertfordshire, England, UK
    16 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 6-8 large potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 centimetre-thick slices
    • 3 tbs butter
    • 10 oz grated cheddar cheese
    • 8 oz single cream
    • 1 tsp salt (use less if needed)
    • 1/2 tsp black pepper
    • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / gas mark 4.
    2. Par-boil the sliced potatoes for 3 minutes, drain and lay out to the side.
    3. Butter a medium sized baking dish.
    4. In a bowl, mix the cream together with the nutmeg, salt and pepper.
    5. Add a single layer of potatoes in the bottom of the baking dish and then sprinkle over some of the cheese. Continue layering potatoes and cheese, ending with a layer of potatoes.
    6. Pour the cream over the potatoes, then dot the butter over the top.
    7. Bake for 1 to 1 1/4 hours, or until the potatoes are tender and golden brown on top. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

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    For a few less calories swap some cream for milk just as good x  -  23 Mar 2014


    Easy to put together, didn't have cream (last minute dish) so used creme fraiche but wasn't full pot so definitely needs a full pot. Might add some milk next time too.  -  11 Mar 2017


    Great recipe, the potatoes came out exactly like I'd want from a restaurant. The only thing is, the cream was a bit dry and overcooked when I only cooked it an hour, so you'll want to start watching the potatoes and take it out as soon as it browns a bit on top. Next time I will try adding a bit more cream and cooking it just 45 to 50 minutes.  -  13 Dec 2012