Potato bake is by far one of our favorite side dishes. While it’s not necessarily the healthiest of foods, it’s just so tasty. But everything can be enjoyed in moderation, right? How can so few ingredients make something so tasty and morish?
This tasty potato bake can be enjoyed with French mountain cheeses and/ or garlic and nutmeg.
For even potato slices, a mandoline is best to use. Aim for thin slices of potato as they will cook through more easily.
If you love a bit of extra flavor, add bacon to your Pommes Dauphinoises. This is completely optional, but it does add a smoky flavor to the dish.
If you want a lighter bake, opt for milk instead of cream. You could even choose light milk and opt for a light cheese if you’re trying to reduce the fat content. If you need to thicken it up, stir in 1 tbsp cornflour when you’re preparing the liquid mixture.
Furthermore, some people dice the onion, but we prefer it sliced. If you want to add a bit of color, you could opt for scallions instead of onion.
It can be challenging to get the right balance of cream/ milk and potatoes. This is honestly a little bit of trial and error. We often add an extra splash of milk if there is not good coverage over the potatoes.
Sprinkling extra cheese over the top of the potatoes in the last 15 minutes will make this even tastier, and create a golden brown, crusty cheese layer on top.
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