Thursday, December 29, 2011

Cheesy Potato Bake

Potato Gratin, also known as Potato Bake, is layer upon layer of thinly sliced potatoes topped with a creamy cheese sauce which is then baked until a golden brown crust is formed.

It is one of the simplest ideas, and one of the easiest ways of cooking potato – if you have time to slice the potatoes that is. Luckily for me, and hopefully for you, I have a food processor with a slicing instrument which means that our potatoes are perfectly sliced within 30 seconds! And truly the slicing is the hardest part when it comes to this potato gratin, the rest is easy!

What Will I Need?

1tbs Butter
3 Medium Potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
200g Tasty Cheese, grated
1 cup Pouring Cream
50g Parmesam, grated
4 Spring Onions, finely sliced

What Now?
1.         Preheat oven to 180C and grease a pie dish using butter.

2.         Layer the potato over the base of the pie dish, ensuring the base is completely covered, and then sprinkle a third the grated tasty cheese over the potato.

3.         Repeat step two until all the potato has been layered in the baking dish.

4.         After you lay out the final layer of potato, mix the cream and remaining cheese in a separate bowl and then spread over the potatoes to form an even layer.

5.         Finally, sprinkle the parmesan and sliced spring onions over the creamy cheese mixture and then pop into the oven for 50 minutes or until the top is golden and the potato cooked through.

6.         Allow to sit for a few minutes before serving, and enjoy!