Dauphinoise potatoes in an oval dish with portion out

Dauphinoise potatoes

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(133 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 45 mins

Easy

Serves 8

Thin slices of potato slow cooked in the oven with cream and garlic – the most decadent of side dishes

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal541
  • fat39g
  • saturates22g
  • carbs39g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre3g
  • protein11g
  • salt0.35g
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Ingredients

  • 500ml double cream
  • 500ml milk

    Milk

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  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 8 large King Edward or Maris Piper potatoes
    Potato

    Potato

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  • 100g grated gruyère cheese (optional)
    Gruyère

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5.

  2. Tip 500ml double cream, 500ml milk and 3 garlic cloves into a large saucepan and bring to a simmer.

  3. Slice 8 large potatoes very finely, about 3-4mm, add them to the cream and simmer for 3 mins until just cooked.

  4. Gently stir to separate the potato and stop it sinking and catching on the bottom of the pan.

  5. Remove the potatoes with a slotted spoon and place in a wide shallow ovenproof dish so that they are about 5cm in depth.

  6. Pour over the garlic infused cream (discarding the garlic) – just enough to seep through the layers and leave a little moisture on the surface.

  7. Scatter over 100g grated gruyère cheese, if using, then bake for 30 mins until the potatoes are soft and browned – increase the heat for 5 mins if not brown enough.

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angiebutler
13th Mar, 2013
5.05
So easy and absolutely delicious.
caclayton
6th Mar, 2013
5.05
Absolutely lovely recipe, I sliced the potatoes in the food processor so they were nice and thin and layered up perfectly. So easy. I will definitely make this recipe again.
spargel
5th Jan, 2013
4.05
Nice, rich and creamy. However did need salt & pepper. Nutmeg added gave it that little bit of extra piquancy. Simmered onion and garlic with the cream mixture and removed it afterwards. For colour and a little something extra add a thin sprinkling of Smoked Paprika with the cheese before baking.
joannepd
2nd Jan, 2013
5.05
Made several hours in advance for New Years Eve party.Re heated perfectly and made a lovely accompaniment to beef bourguignon as part of a hot buffet. Will definitely make again.
ianpreece
1st Jan, 2013
Nice recipe - however it definitely needs seasoning (too bland without) - add s/p and nutmeg between layers.
orangutan661
9th Dec, 2012
5.05
Tasted amazing with nutmeg! Next time, I would probably add more of the cheese though.
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susiedawnjones
31st Oct, 2012
Totally delicious I served this with the 7 hour lamb for my dinner party of 6 and there were 2nd helpings all round! Have made nice forth family as its just sooo easy!
graley
26th Sep, 2012
4.05
Good short cut recipe for mid week.
joannehelen
17th Sep, 2012
5.05
Really easy and delicious
winnietherat
28th Apr, 2012
5.05
Very decadent. Very rich and very very nice!

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