This is my families favourite potato bake and honestly I will not try another version as this is firstly simple, and secondly, tasty.
I have listed pouring cream in the ingredients list, however, you can just as easily use thickened cream if you have it, as I found no difference really, both creams work well. I have even added some chicken stock when I just didn't have enough cream in the house (and I didn't want to go to the store to buy some more), it worked, and was slightly lower in fat.
I have stated 1kg potatoes, you can easily increase it to 2kg and the creaminess will still be there, without adding more cream, but you can if you want. The dish capacity size for 2kg potatoes should be around 2.5 litres and 6cm deep.
I like it with 1 clove garlic, but you can increase it to 2 cloves if you increase the recipe to 2kg potatoes, 3 cloves if you are a true garlic lover.
Potatoes are best sliced with a mandolin, but quite often I slice them with a knife, as I couldn't be bothered pulling out the mandolin, and it is fine.
My most important tip, make sure the potato is cooked through before serving, as serving undercooked potatoes will ruin this dish. I check by poking it with a fork or skewer.
So give this a try, it will not disappoint.
and Julie Goodwin's Cookbook 'Our Family Table'
600ml pouring cream
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon chopped thyme
1kg Desiree potatoes, peeled and sliced thinly
Sea salt and ground white pepper, to taste
20g butter, for greasing
Preheat the oven to 180C. Grease a 1.5 litre capacity baking dish with the butter.
Slice the potatoes to about 3mm in thickness using a mandolin or a very sharp knife.
Combine the cream, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper in a very large bowl. Toss the potatoes through until they are well coated with the cream mixture.
Transfer the potato and cream mixture to the baking dish, spreading it out into an even layer, try and arrange the top layer neatly, press it down a little.
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