Irish Food Guide by Zack Gallagher
A twist on an Irish dish - oven-baked creamy wild garlic and cheese potatoes recipe
Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 09:21 AM
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|Delicious as a side dish or on it's own with a|
salad for a late night snack!
I was down the garden today and the smell of my wild garlic plants wafted over and ticked me on the nose. "Mmm", I thought, "Oven Baked Creamy Wild Garlic & Cheese Potatoes". So I made them this evening and here's the recipe!
Use a good floury potato because they'll be perfect for soaking up the cream. The Red Duke of York is a fantastic all round potato being good for roasting, mashing, baking or making chips. I used a mix of Cheddar and Parmesan because I like to! You can use just cheddar cheese if you wish.
|You'll find Wild Garlic growing in shady|
forest glades away from traffic
*If you don't have any wild garlic leaves you can use 4 normal garlic cloves and optional freshly chopped parsley instead.
1.5kg (3 ½ lbs) Potatoes
500ml (1 pint) Whipping Cream
100g (4oz) Cheddar Cheese, grated
50g (2oz) Parmesan Cheese, grated
*About 10 Wild Garlic leaves, shredded thinly
Freshly ground Black Pepper
|Sprinkle the rest of the cheese over the top of the dish|
1. Peel and slice thinly all the potatoes using a sharp knife, the blades on a grater or a mandolin. Place them in a large bowl.
2. Add all the grated parmesan cheese, most of the cheddar cheese, the cream, the garlic or the wild garlic. Add 8-10 twists of freshly ground pepper.
3. Mix everything together well with a large spoon and then scoop it into a 2" deep baking dish. Sprinkle the remaining Cheddar cheese over the top and flatten everything down gently.
4. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 175°C, 350°F, Gas 4 for 1 hour. After 30 minutes, take the dish out and gently press the potatoes down again to let the cream come up over the top of the mix. Pop it back in the oven to finish the cooking time.
The top of the potato dish will be lightly crispy and brown and it will be ready to eat straight away.
|You could eat this potato dish all day - it didn't last long!|
There you go, simple and very tasty Oven Baked Creamy Wild Garlic & Cheese Potatoes. Yum!
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