Domino Dauphinoise

Domino Dauphinoise

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 1 hr, 15 mins


Serves 8

This Dauphinoise makes an impressive addition to the Sunday lunch table. Pile in the cream, potatoes and thyme for a moreish, crispy delight

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal379
  • fat25g
  • saturates16g
  • carbs32g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre3g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.1g


  • 50g butter, melted



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 1½ kg small Maris Piper potatoes, skin on
  • 4 bay leaves, torn in half
  • 300ml double cream
  • 3 thyme sprigs, leaves picked


  1. Heat oven to 170C/150C fan/gas 3½. Butter a medium-sized gratin dish (a round or oval one about 22cm wide is ideal) with a little of the butter. Slice the potatoes into very thin rounds – a mandolin or the sharp slicing blade of a box grater is good for this. As you slice, stack the potatoes in piles and pack them into the dish starting from the outside, building a trail around the dish and then into the middle. You want all the potatoes standing on their edges like dominoes. Slip the bay leaves between some of the slices.

  2. Drizzle the cream and the rest of the butter over the potatoes, then sprinkle the thyme over the top. Season well and cook for 1 hr until the potatoes are tender and cooked through, then turn the oven up to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 for 10-15 mins to crisp up the top of the potatoes.

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Karen Lee's picture
Karen Lee
22nd Feb, 2020
Added mix melted butter parmesan and oregano through the potato. Added a packet soup mix to 250ml cream. Typed with more parmesan. Was absolutely amazing
mini121's picture
26th Aug, 2018
Hey tried this Ab fab! Added mince chicken to it and grated cheese. Yum
patlim's picture
3rd May, 2017
Absolutely yummy! As I was cooking for two, I used only three red potatoes. Have made it over five time now... A great recipe!! More!!
1st May, 2017
Ihr 40 and still raw potato!!! The potatoes need par boiling, slicing and then drying before assembly. The recipe requires double the cream or ratio 1:2 cream:milk. The recipe states '4 torn bay leaves' yet the photo show 6 WHOLE ones! I added nutmeg and garlic....still waiting for recipe to cook after 1hr 50...obv covered in foil to stop burning and will remove to crisp up when the potatoes are FINALLY cooked!!
tanscott's picture
3rd Aug, 2020
Can you use milk for a low fat version?
lulu_grimes's picture
5th Aug, 2020
Hi, We haven't tested the recipe like this but generally, with dishes like this, you could halve the cream and use half milk, or even stock. You could also make the dish with all milk or stock but I would cut the amount by a couple of tbsp as the cream is thicker. I hope you enjoy the dish, Lulu
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