Dauphinoise potatoes

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Thin slices of potato slow cooked in the oven with cream and garlic – the most decadent of side dishes

Dauphinoise potatoes in an oval dish with portion out

Ingredients
500ml double cream
500ml milk
3 garlic cloves
8 large King Edward or Maris Piper potatoes
100g grated gruyère cheese (optional)

Method
STEP 1
Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5.

STEP 2
Tip 500ml double cream, 500ml milk and 3 garlic cloves into a large saucepan and bring to a simmer.

STEP 3
Slice 8 large potatoes very finely, about 3-4mm, add them to the cream and simmer for 3 mins until just cooked.

STEP 4
Gently stir to separate the potato and stop it sinking and catching on the bottom of the pan.

STEP 5
Remove the potatoes with a slotted spoon and place in a wide shallow ovenproof dish so that they are about 5cm in depth.

STEP 6
Pour over the garlic infused cream (discarding the garlic) – just enough to seep through the layers and leave a little moisture on the surface.

STEP 7
Scatter over 100g grated gruyère cheese, if using, then bake for 30 mins until the potatoes are soft and browned – increase the heat for 5 mins if not brown enough.

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