Beetroot Dauphinoise Potato

Beetroot Dauphinoise Potato is an absolutely delicious dish served with roast beef or salmon.

You can add about 3 tsp of creamed horseradish if you want (just spread it out between the layers). It’s also good with the addition of flaked smoked mackerel, in which case it makes a good main course for 4.

Serves 6 as a side dish

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 1 hour

You’ll need:

1kg potatoes, preferably waxy ones

500g cooked beetroot

425ml double cream

140ml sour cream

85ml full fat milk

salt and pepper

3tsp creamed horseradish (optional)

What to do:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180oC
  2. Peel the potatoes and slice very finely – a mandoline is the best way to do this. Cut the beetroot into fine slices as well – they don’t have to be as thin. You can cut them with a knife.
  3. In a large saucepan, mix together the creams and the milk and bring the liquid to just under the boil. Add the sliced potatoes and cook gently for 5 minutes.
  4. Season really well and spoon ½ the potatoes into a buttered gratin dish. Put a layer of beetroot on top – seasoning as you go, then top with the rest of the potatoes and their cream. Put in the oven for 1 hour, or until the vegetables are completely tender. You may need to cover the top with foil after 45 minutes to stop the top becoming too dark in colour.

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