- 1kg medium potato, such as Maris Piper
The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…
- 50g butter, melted, plus extra for greasing
Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…
- 3 tbsp olive oil
Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…
- 2 tbsp each of thyme and rosemary, finely chopped
This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…
- 3-4 bay leaves
Lightly grease a large oval baking dish. Using a mandolin or sharp knife, slice the potatoes into thin slices, about 3mm thick. Tip into a bowl and coat with the melted butter, oil, herbs and some seasoning.
Tightly pack the potatoes upright into the dish. Wedge some bay leaves throughout and pour over the remaining butter mixture from the bowl over the top. Cover with foil and bake for 30 mins at 200C/180C fan/gas 6.
Remove the foil and cook for a further 45 mins at 220C/200C fan/gas 7, until the potatoes are cooked through.