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Cheesy Potato Bake

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Serves 6

A tasty accompaniment to stews and roasts.

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  • 750g Maris Piper potatoes
  • 400ml creme fraiche
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Sea salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Nutmeg
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 75g Mature Swiss Gruyere, grated


    1. Preheat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5.
    2. Peel the potatoes, slice thinly, rinse under cold water.
    3. Choose a pan large enough for all of the ingredients, then add the creme fraiche, bay leaf, pinch of salt, ground pepper and nutmeg. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer. Add the drained potatoes and simmer for 5 minutes.
    4. Rub the base and sides of a large gratin dish with the garlic before adding the potato mixture, then smoothing the surface.
    5. Finally add the Gruyere and bake for about 1 hour. Check that the potatoes are cooked through then serve hot.

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