Creamy potato bake

  • Gluten- free, side-dish creamy potato bake
  • Gluten- free, side-dish creamy potato bake
Season
Autumn/Winter
Skill level
Keen cook
Preparation Time
20 minutes
Cooking Time
1 hour and 40 minutes
Serves
Serves 3-4
Categories
Gluten-free
Side dish
Indulgent

The perfect winter warmer.

Our creamy potato bake is the ideal accompaniment to any meal - or a meal in itself - providing a rich and filling treat during the cold British winter months.

Ingredients

  • 4 large floury potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 12 shallots, peeled and sliced
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Around 300ml chicken stock
  • 100ml cream
  • 300ml sour cream
  • A large handful of fresh dill or fennel tops, finely chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Sea salt and black pepper

Method

  1. 1On a low heat gently cook the shallots in the olive oil, 1 tablespoon of butter and the honey, stirring now and again. It should take around 30 minutes to go a beautiful rich golden brown colour.
  2. 2Meanwhile cover the potatoes with chicken stock and boil for around 15-20 minutes, or until they’re tender. Drain the stock off and reserve it for later, then mash the potatoes with most of the rest of the butter and the dill.
  3. 3Mix the beaten egg with 100ml of sour cream and add to the mash. Mix in well and add enough chicken stock to make a ‘loose’ mash (almost a thick batter texture) as it will thicken in the oven. Season to taste.
  4. 4Using the remaining butter, coat the inside of an oven-proof dish then add half the potato mixture. Spread the caramelised shallots in a layer over the potatoes then add the rest of the potato. Top with the remaining sour cream.
  5. 5Bake in a pre-heated oven for around 25 minutes at 180ºC and finish off under a hot grill for a deliciously golden top.