Monday, January 5, 2009

Highly recommended #2

Pommes Dauphine
French for Potato bake only better.

The book is a Christmas present and since I have an abundance of Pommes (pink eyes to the rescue again) I decided to give Pommes Dauphine a try and it turned out the best potato bake I've had, seconded and thirded by wife and daughter.

Btw not a bad cookbook either.


1 clove garlic peeled and crushed with the flat of a knife
30g butter
1kg potatoes, peeled (I left my skin on) and thinly sliced
140ml single cream
Salt and Pepper
180g grated Comte or Gruyere cheese
90g butter cut into very small dice (not easy)

1/ Preheat the oven to 200c. Rub the bottom and sides of a heavy baking dish with the crushed clove of garlic. Grease the bottom and sides liberally with butter. Use a dish that can also be employed as a serving dish.

2/ Spread half of the potato slices in the bottom of the dish, sprinkle with half the cheese, salt and pepper and dot with half the butter dice. Top with the remaining slices of potato, neatly arranged. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese, salt, pepper and butter.

3/Pour the cream into the side of the dish around the potatoes.

4/ Cook in the top part of the oven for 30-40 minutes (mine took 60 min), or until the potatoes are tender and the top is nicely browned.
Serve immediately.


Veggie Gnome said...

Oh, yum!
Glad you left the skins on. I do, too, with home-grown potatoes. Now I have a craving for potato bake! What's the topping/decoration in the middle?

Stewart said...

Hi Veggie, just a sprig of parsley.
Guaranteed there will be no left overs, it's as moreish as you can get.

Deb Halls said...

Simple enough even I could make it! Not exactly low fat though. Bugger.

Stewart said...

You'll need to ride a push bike for 30min after eating that one.

Wildside said...

Hi Stewart! That sounds so good!

I notice you've made some changes since I last dropped by. Is that you in the header?

Thanks for stopping by yesterday. Nice to hear from you!

Stewart said...

Yep that's me, poking holes in the air.
Thanks for dropping by.

Peggy said...

That looks so good I can almost smell it from here!

Stewart said...

Hi Peggy, now that's saying something.
Btw I found some fellow Irish taxi drivers you might be interested in. They are not a very happy bunch of fellows.