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Oven Baked Creamy Wild Garlic & Cheese Potatoes

This is a twist on one of those great potato dishes that tastes magic, is easy to cook and super delicious!

Wild Garlic

Use a good floury potato like a rooster, because they'll be perfect for soaking up the creamy sauce. Roosters are a great all round potato being good for roasting, mashing, baking or making chips. I used a mix of white Cheddar and Parmesan Cheese because I can! You can use just cheddar cheese if you wish.

The taste of chopped wild garlic is much more subtle compared to cloves of garlic and the flowers can chopped up and eaten too when they bloom!

My Ingredients:

1.5kg (3 1/2 lbs) Potatoes
500ml (1 pint) Whipping Cream
100g (4oz) Cheddar Cheese, grated
50g (2oz) Parmesan Cheese, grated
About 10 Wild Garlic leaves, chopped fine
Freshly ground Black Pepper

My Method:

1. Peel and slice thinly all the potatoes using a sharp knife or a mandolin. Place them in a large bowl.

2. Add all the grated parmesan cheese, most of the cheddar cheese, the cream and the wild garlic. Add 8-10 twists of freshly ground pepper.

Sprinkle the rest of the cheese over the top of the dish

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 approximately 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 golden/brown and it is ready to eat straight away.

A tasty and simple potato recipe for a side dish or a late night snack!

If you want to, you can make this the day before a special dinner, let it cool completely when cooked and cut it into squares. When you're ready eat, it heats up in a hot oven or in a microwave quite quickly to serve as a garnish or a side dish.

There you go, simple and very tasty - Oven Baked Creamy Wild Garlic & Cheese Potatoes. Yum!


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