Who doesn’t love a good potato bake? Incredibly versatile, it’s the perfect side dish alongside chops and sausages at a Sunday BBQ, our tasty Cotoletta di Pollo (Italian Chicken Schnitzels) or will sit perfectly with fillet mignon at a fancy dinner party.

This recipe for Dauphinoise Potatoes is full of French creamy, cheesy, garlicky goodness.  Totally tasty, deliciously decadent and best of all – the kids will love it too!


  • 2.5kg potatoes
  • 600ml milk
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1½ tsp nutmeg
  • 400ml cream
  • 175g grated cheddar cheese
  • 50g grated parmesan

Method of Preparation

Step 1: Pre-heat oven to 200°c

Step 2: Peel the potatoes and cut them into 3mm thick rounds.


Step 3: Rinse under cold water, but don’t leave to soak as this removes all the starch.

Step 4: Place them in a large sauce-pan and cover with milk, topping up with water if necessary.

Step 5: Add a generous pinch of seasalt, bring to simmer over low heat, then cook for 15-20 min until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork. This part of the process is important. The more tender the potatoes are at this stage, the shorter the cooking time in the oven.


Step 6: Drain the potaoes, then place in a bowl.


Step 7: Add the garlic, nutmeg, cream, half the cheeses and seasalt and freshly ground black pepper. I like to do this in a separate jug before pouring over the warm potatoes.




Step 8: Toss gently to mix well, taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary. This dish is substantial in flavour, so what you are looking for is a distinctly garlicky, nutmeggy flavour.


Step 9: Once you have the taste just so, place the potato mixture in a large baking dish and arrange as evenly as possible. Cover with remaining cheese.


Step 10: Finish with freshly ground black pepper and place in pre-heated oven.




Cook for about 25 minutes until golden and bubbling. Serve immediately. Eat in copious amounts!

Bon appetit xx


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