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Next level dauphinoise potatoes

Try these deliciously creamy dauphinoise potatoes, which make an excellent side dish with your Christmas or a roast dinner. We've added a few extras for added oomph

  • Prep: 30 mins
    Cook: 1 hrs 10 mins
  • Serves 10
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  • Serves 10
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  • Calories 670
  • Carbohydrates 44
  • Saturated Fat 33
  • Sugar 4
  • Protein 6
  • Fat 51
  • Fibre 4
  • Salt 1.1

Nutrition per serving

  • Calories 670
  • Carbohydrates 44
  • Saturated Fat 33
  • Sugar 4
  • Protein 6
  • Fat 51
  • Fibre 4
  • Salt 1.1

Ingredients

  • 4 bay leaves
  • bunch thyme
  • 500ml double cream
  • 500ml crème fraîche
  • a grating of nutmeg
  • 1 garlic clove, halved
  • 50g butter, plus extra for the dish
  • 2½ kg Maris Piper potatoes or Desirée potatoes, all roughly the same size, peeled

Method

  1. Bash the bay and thyme, then put into a saucepan with the cream, crème fraîche, nutmeg and one half of the garlic clove. Season generously. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 2 mins. Set aside to cool and infuse.

  2. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 6. Sprinkle the cut side of the remaining half of garlic with salt and use it to rub the inside of a large rectangular gratin dish. Lightly butter the dish. Melt the remaining butter in a saucepan.

  3. Thinly slice the potatoes using a mandoline and stack them in piles. Tightly pack the stacks widthways in the dish, standing on their side, using only as many as will snugly fill the dish. Strain the warm cream over the potatoes, pressing down on the herbs as you do so. Bake for 1 hr or until the potatoes are cooked through and crisp on the top, brushing with the melted butter halfway through. Leave to cool for about 10 mins, then serve scooped straight from the dish.

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