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Comforting sage scalloped potatoes

December 26, 2008

Ok, so maybe for summer this won’t be the most slimming side to serve, but for post-Christmas havoc it will work a dream (or before Christmas. Or during). It’s cheesy, creamy, smooth and warming from inside out. And it’s very simple to boot.

potatosage1I used fresh sage but really, you can use your favourite herb and I’m sure it’ll turn out great. I just happened to have a plentiful supply of sage, and was itching to use it in something. Turns out it worked fabulously with potatoes (does anything not work with potatoes?!).

potatosage2Sage scalloped potatoes
serves 2 as a generous side

5 medium sized potatoes, sliced thinly
100ml cream
150ml water
2 cloves garlic, minced, or 1 tsp garlic powder
handful fresh sage leaves or your favourite herb (thyme, oregano, basil, marjoram…)
50-100g cheese, depending on preference. I know which one I prefer!
salt and pepper

Arrange 1/3 of the potato slices on the bottom of a small/medium ceramic or glass (trust me, they’re easier to wash with this dish) roasting pan, scatter over 1/3 of the rest of the ingredients (about a pinch of salt and a few grindings of pepper). Repeat until you finish the potato slices and rest of ingredients. Pop in oven, turn heat to 180C/350F, and let cook for about 35-45 mins, or until top is golden and a fork inserted gets little resistance. Serve with fresh salad.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. December 26, 2008 11:19 pm

    What kind of cheese did you use?

    • twospoons permalink*
      December 28, 2008 10:55 am

      Alejandra: I used edam cheese (probably any soft cheddar or mozzarella with some parmesan for a flavour kick would work fine too), but it shouldn’t matter too much. As long as you’re using proper cheese rather than the plastic stuff wrapped in more plastic (bleaugh)!

      Hope you enjoy :)

  2. December 28, 2008 8:10 pm

    Those potatoes look good and I like the use of the sage.

  3. deborah permalink
    March 17, 2011 12:51 am

    i use cups and spoons for measurements. please translate 100ml, 150ml and 50-100g. i wanna try this recipe.

  4. March 17, 2011 10:26 am

    D: The mls can be turned into grams and then you just plug in “x grams to ounces” into google (where x is the number of grams) and it will give you the US measurement (I assume that’s what you’re looking for?)


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