• 10 - 12 Jersey Royal potatoes, halved if large
  • 3 large shallots, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • Knob of butter
  • Half a pack of chilled Swedish meatballs (approx. 15)
  • Small tub of fresh single cream
  • Paprika
  • Freshly-ground black pepper
  • Approx. 80g mature Cheddar cheese, grated


  • STEP 1
    Preheat the oven to 200C/fan 170C/gas 6. Wash the potatoes, but do not peel or scrape. Halve any large ones. Place in a large pan of lightly salted boiling water and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes.
  • STEP 2
    Meanwhile, peel and chop the shallots, and peel and crush the garlic clove. Melt a large knob of butter in a small frying pan and fry the shallots and garlic over a low heat until soft, about 10 minutes.
  • STEP 3
    Drain the potatoes and place into a 2-litre ovenproof dish; then stir in the shallots and garlic and any remaining butter.
  • STEP 4
    Stir in the meatballs and cream; then sprinkle in a tbsp paprika and plenty of freshly-ground black pepper. Mix well.
  • STEP 5
    Sprinkle the grated cheese on top of the mixture.
  • STEP 6
    Put into the preheated oven on the middle shelf and cook for about 20 minutes or until the cheese is golden and bubbling. Serve immediately with a green vegetable such as French beans or broccoli.

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