Potato Gratin

 Ingredients

30g/1oz butter

400ml/16½fl oz. milk

200ml/7fl oz. double cream

1 clove crushed garlic

salt, pepper and nutmeg

1.5kg/3lb 5oz potatoes

You can serve this in one large dish or do individual ramekins.

Serves 4-6

 

1. Preheat oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5.

2. Grease an ovenproof dish generously with butter.

3. Combine the milk, cream, garlic and seasoning in a pan, bring to a simmer over a moderate heat, check for seasoning.

4. Peel and slice the potatoes using a mandolin or a food processor.

5. Lay the potatoes into the buttered dish and strain the milk over.

6. Place on tray in middle of oven and cook for 1 hour until the potatoes are tender.

 

Variations:

1. Melt 150g/5oz young goats’ cheese into milk mixture for greater depth of flavour.

2. Sprinkle grated gruyère cheese on top for a crispy cheese topping.

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