Monday, 8 October 2012

Yummy Monday

Autumn Mondays are not known for inducing cheerfulness, particularly if like today they are a bit overcast and drizzly.  This recipe, which was my late Mother-in-law's, is truly heart warming and will brighten up a gloomy Monday.  As well as that, it is suitable for vegetarians.

The important thing to remember is to cook it  long enough.  The potatoes and onions need to be meltingly soft underneath the crusty top layer.  This recipe will serve four people as a side dish.

Mum's Potatoes Boulangere

2 large onions, sliced thinly
3 lbs potatoes, peeled and cut into thin slices
1/2 pint hot chicken or vegetable stock
1/3 pint milk
salt and pepper
1 ½ oz butter

Preparation method

Butter an 8” x 10” roasting dish
Arrange a layer of potatoes over the base
Add a layer of onions and salt and pepper
Continue until everything is used
End with a layer of potatoes
Pour in ¼ pint hot chicken or vegetable stock
Follow with ¼ pint milk
Dot the surface with flecks of butter
Bake at 350F, 180 C for 1 – 1 ½ hours,
until potatoes and onions are soft and
the top is golden brown. 


  1. I love this dish but really hate the mess it makes of the dish. Shall have to try it in my new silicone one.

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