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Recipe – Perfect Potato Dauphinoise

I mentioned on the blog yesterday that I was attempting my first ever potato dauphinoise to have with our lamb chops and as always if something is a success in my kitchen I share it on here.

Now I knew that dauphinoise was creamy but I didn’t realise that there is no other cooking involved apart from ‘bake potatoes in cream’!

I did however boost the flavours slightly and it really was the most delicious and indulgent side dish – if it wasn’t so bad for me, I’d have it a couple of times a week!

The below amounts would make enough for four people and the recipe is an amalgamation of things I read both in cook books and online.


2-3 large potatoes

2 cloves of garlic

Salt and pepper

Dried thyme

About 200ml of double cream (enough to cover the potatoes)

A generous sprinkling of parmesan cheese

How to make it

  • Preheat your oven to 140°C, Gas Mark 2/3
  • Slice your garlic cloves in half and rub them around the inside of your dishpot7
  • Grate the garlic and sprinkle on the base of the dishpot8
  • Peel and slice your potatoes to about 5-10mm thickpot6
  • To prevent them from browning, pop them in a bowl of cold water while you are slicing
  • Layer the potatoes in the dish
  • Season each layer well and sprinkle a pinch of dried thyme over the potatoespot9
  • Pour the cream over until level with the potatoespot10
  • Give the dish a good shake to ensure the cream is evenly dispersed
  • Top with the parmesan cheesepot1
  • Bake for 1 to 1 and a half hours until golden brown and the potatoes are cookedpot2
  • Enjoy with a roast dinner or a good steak!pot3

About hannahhotcakes

My name is Hannah. I live near Bath in a lovely village in the Cotswolds with my husband Ian, the love of my life for the past 10 years, in our dream cottage. I have landed my dream job as a primary school teacher and I can’t think of anything else I would rather be doing. I am a self-confessed foodie and I love to cook, bake, and eat out as much as possible. Here are some things I love: My friends and family, travelling, fresh flowers, good books, having breakfast on my balcony, horror films, Christmas, tea, Las Vegas, lie-ins, red wine, Liverpool FC, music, sausage dogs, Spain, rare steak, fashion, cheese, American TV series and camping. And here are my pet hates: People dressed as animals, whistling, being rushed, being made to wait, girls who act stupid to impress a man, spiders, sunburn and rocket (it comes with EVERYTHING!)

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