Scalloped potatoes

  • Preparation Time10 mins
  • Cooking Time60 mins
  • Serves5
  • DifficultyEasy
1 clove garlic, smashed
30g unsalted butter
1kg waxy potatoes
500ml semi-skimmed milk
1 tbsp salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Pinch nutmeg
1) Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4. Rub the garlic around the inside of an 20 by 20 by 5cm casserole dish and let it dry. Reserve the remaining garlic. Rub the butter around the inside of the dish. Reserve the remaining butter.

2) Peel and thinly slice the potatoes on a mandolin or vegetable slicer (about 0.25cm-thick slices).

3) In a medium saucepan, combine the garlic, butter, potatoes, milk, salt, pepper to taste, and nutmeg. Bring to the boil. Lower the heat to medium-high, and cook, stirring, until the mixture has thickened, about 5 minutes. Transfer the mixture to the prepared dish. Shake the pan so the potatoes are distributed evenly.

4) Bake the potatoes, basting occasionally, until lightly browned and bubbly, about 1 hour. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

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