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Potato Bake Recipe

I found this good old classic on Enjoy!

potato-bakePotato bake is a must have at any braai and this potato bake recipe is great just as it is or you can add, like I often do, tasty little extra’s like bacon bits and mushrooms or even a little chopped green pepper to liven it up. It’s a really creamy recipe that is definitly not for dieters but with summer almost upon us and the December holiday braai beconing, you will want to keep this one. It really takes little effort and adds so much, make it your own by adding your favorite flavors. (6 people)

What you need

  • 4 large potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 large onion finely sliced (optional but recommended)
  • 250ml cream
  • Granular chicken stock from Ina Paarman or Woolworths or Ina Paarmans potato spice
  • Butter
  • Cheddar cheese

The process

Take an oven dish of about 30cm by 20cm and 10cm high, butter it lightly by taking a piece of the butter wrapping or cling film, and spreading the butter over the base and sides of the dish.

Place layers of potato, a light sprinkle of stock and a few onion rings. repeat until you are almost to the top of the dish. (If you are adding bacon bits and mushrooms, cook the bacon first and add a few of each between the layers)

I also put a thin layer of grated cheese in between on every second layer of potato sometimes.

Now pour over the cream, place the lid on or cover with with alluminium foil and bake in a 180 Celsius oven for 40 minutes.

Take off the lid, add a nice layer of grated cheddar cheese and place back in the oven for a further 15 minutes or so until the topping is melted and bubbling.

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11 thoughts on “Potato Bake Recipe

  1. […] and herb flavored lamb. Do it for your next braai, you won’t regret it and serve it with the potato bake. This is enough for 4-6 people. What you […]

  2. Nokuthula

    Hi there,
    I would like to get your daily recipes if you have any.

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  3. Just to let you know I always add a fair amount of crushed garlic between the layers and then cook in the micro oven for about 15 minutes.This shortens the time in the oven.I also place some onion rings on top and cook under the grill to make the top layer crispy.This is one of all our friends favourite dishes.

  4. Herman

    Hi there

    I love using a packet of brown onion soup and instead of butter I use Olive oil Spray and cook.

    1. Sue

      Do you use the brown onion soup in place of the stock and spices?

  5. Mary

    I cant have enough of this potato bake!! My family love it!! Its soooo pefect for me!!

  6. Piet

    What would the quantities be if I need to prepare potato bake for 78 people?

  7. john

    sounds delish,gonna try it this afternoon

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  9. Wonderful site. Lots of useful information here.

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