Dauphinoise potato and tomato bake

By Hope Malau
26 December 2016

This creamy, garlicky bake makes a great side dish for a roast, or even a sumptuous standalone vegetarian meal.

Preparation time: 20 min Chilling time: 30 min Cooking time: 1 hr. Serves: 4 - 6

  • 8 potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 375 ml (1½ c) mozzarella cheese
  • 125 ml (½ c) Cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 250 ml (1 c) cream
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tomatoes, sliced
  • handful of parsley, chopped

Preheat the oven to 180 °C and line a 20-cm cake pan with baking paper.

1. Arrange a layer of potato slices in the bottom. Mix the cheeses and sprinkle over the potatoes, season with salt and pepper, then add another layer of potatoes. Continue the layering until several layers deep.

2. In a jug combine the cream and garlic. Pour over the layered potatoes. Season the potatoes and press down into the pan. Allow to chill for 30 minutes.

3. Bake the potatoes for 45 minutes or until halfway cooked and use a fork to check if cooked through.

4. Take the potatoes out of the oven and arrange the tomato slices on top. Season the tomatoes with parsley, salt and pepper.

5. Place back in the oven and allow to bake for 15 minutes or until fully cooked.

Serve hot with a salad.

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