Creamy Potato Bake

Ingredients (for 2 people)

  • 2 large/3-4 small waxy potatoes (I use Desiree)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 240ml milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish (optional)

Method

  • Preheat your oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4
  • In a medium saucepan, melt the butter on a medium heat
  • Add the garlic and fry until it just starts to brown
  • Add the flour and whisk until there are no lumps
  • Gradually add the milk, whisking as you do to make sure it stays smooth
  • Add the salt and pepper
  • Bring the mixture to a boil and remove from the heat
  • Peel and slice your potatoes into thin slices (just under half a cm) and fan them out in a small baking dish
  • Pour the sauce over the potatoes and sprinkle with the parmesan
  • Bake for about an hour, or until the potatoes are soft and it’s golden and bubbly on top
  • Sprinkle with chopped parsley if you like and serve 🙂