A delicious alternative to mashed potato
Unfortunately, a new job and a trip to Lisbon have made it pretty difficult to put up any new recipes for a while. Apologies. Anyway, we had some old friends over for the weekend and I needed to put together a tasty supper that was quick and easy – I served the pork loin wrapped in Parma ham from an earlier post and paired it with delicious Pommes Coq d’Or and sautéed courgettes. Nom.
You will need…
- 175ml chicken stock
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 750g of waxy potatoes
- 25g of butter
- Optional: alternate the potato layers with wafer thin slices of either celeriac or cauliflower
- Preheat the oven to 180C.
- Butter the inside of a large ovenproof gratin dish.
- Make up 175ml chicken stock with a good quality stock cube.
- Mash 2 cloves of garlic with a little sea salt and black pepper until it turns to a paste and add it to the stock.
- Peel and thinly slice 750g of waxy potatoes – use a mandolin if you have one.
- Layer the thin slices of potato evenly in the dish to a maximum of up to 4 layers.
- Pour the chicken stock over the potatoes to come just below the top layer.
- Dot the top layer with about 25g of butter.
- Bake in the oven for about an hour until cooked through and golden on top.