This delicious and creamy St. Patrick's potatoes recipe from Bord Bia is the ultimate comfort food.
This dish is very rich so our top tip is to remember that a little goes a long way. Plus the trick is to cook the potatoes very slowly so that the cream doesn’t curdle.
St Patrick’s potatoes recipe
Serves: 6-8 people
Time: 1.5 hours
- 1kg medium-sized potatoes
- 1 large garlic clove, finely chopped
- 100g well-flavored farmhouse cheese
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 300ml milk
- 300ml double cream
Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 1, 140ºC (275ºF).
Peel the potatoes and cut them into thin slices. Overlap one-third of the slices over the base of a buttered 2.¼ litre shallow ovenproof dish and sprinkle with half the chopped garlic, one-third of the grated cheese and some salt and pepper.
Repeat the layers once more, then finish with a final layer of neatly overlapped potatoes.
Warm the milk and cream together in a pan with a little more seasoning to taste. Pour over the potatoes and sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
Bake for approximately 1½ hours until the potatoes are tender when pierced with the tip of a knife.
Cover very loosely with a sheet of foil part-way through cooking after the top has become nicely golden.
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