This is a variation on the potato bake, the addition of thyme sprigs making it a little more irish. it's my irish husbands favourite dish so gets cooked reguarly in this house. Very easy, once made, just pop in the oven and leave them to cook.


  • 300ml cream

  • 1/2 cup milk

  • 1 and half kilos spuds (approx) - peeled and sliced

  • 2 onions peeled and slice

  • 3/4 cup of grated or shredded cheddar

  • few sprigs thyme

  • salt and pepper


  • 1.

    Grease baking dish, layer spuds and onions in dish putting thyme sprigs through the layers. pour on milk and cream, season with salt and pepper. sprinkle with cheese.

  • 2.

    Bake at 170 celsius for an hour and a half, cover with foil for the first hour then remove to make the top nice and crispy


gorgeous served with corned beef and cabbage (very irish) or just with a nice juicy steak

Metric Converter

Tell us what you think in the comments below


Sign Out

Click to Rate

Join the Conversation

Please note, LifeStyle cannot respond to all comments posted in our comments feed. If you have a comment or query you would like LifeStyle to respond to, please use our feedback form.

5 5 5 5 5
Average Rating
2 comments • 1 rating
Please login to comment
Posted by Moyna3Report
Excellent. Next time I will add more than 2 thyme sprigs as it gave a lovely fresh taste to the potato bake.
Posted by jackicamReport
Fantastic Idea with the thyme! Thanks for the tip.