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Unpeeled Pommes Tante

December 11, 2022
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  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 40 minutes
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

In the Netherlands all supermarkets sell a sauce in a jar for baking potatoes, called (translated) ‘potatoes different’. It’s very popular, but the taste is terrible, at least that’s what I think. So I decided to cook my own version without additives or industrial tasting cheese, etc. No need for a jar costing several euro’s. With just regular and available ingredients. The left-on potatoe peel greatly improves the taste!
Gave it my own name, obviously, haha. (Basically it is a simple gratin dauphinois, without eggs or cheese.)
It’s very easy, can be made in advance and is a cheap and versatile dish for parties, when your oven is in use anyway. —Tante

What You'll Need
  • 750 grams Waxy potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons Soft butter
  • 1 cup Cream
  • 1 cup Milk
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper, freshly ground
  • Nutmeg, freshly ground
  • 1 Clove of garlic
  1. Wash potatoes thoroughly. Do not peel, Peel garlic.
  2. Slice potatoes thinly with knife or some slicing appliance.
  3. Rub a suitable oven dish with the garlic. (Use remains of the clove in another recipe.) Rub a spoon of butter in the dish.
  4. Put 1/3 of the potatoe slices in the dish, sprinkle to taste with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Add some flakes of butter. Repeat twice. You cán go for a layered miracle, but there’s no need, really.
  5. Pour in the cup of cream. Then add milk until the top layer just sits under. Finish with the last bits of butter.
  6. Bake in hottish oven until a nice golden brown. All the moisture has now disappeared. Check with a knife if the potatoes are soft.
  7. Turn the oven low until everyone is ready for the meal. This dish can wait up to half an hour.

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