• 4 baking potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced, about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick

  • 2 cups half and half or 1 cup of milk and 1 cup of cream

  • Sprinkled sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg

  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and finely minced or pureed

  • 2 cups mild or medium cheddar, grated


  • 1.

    Preheat your oven to 325°.

  • 2.

    Preheat the potatoes to speed up the baking time. Put the sliced potatoes into a large saucepan with the salt, pepper, nutmeg, garlic and cream. Gently toss to coat evenly. Bring to a boil for just a few moments. Once the potatoes are heated through they are ready for the oven.

  • 3.

    Pour the steaming hot potatoes into your favourite oven proof baking dish. Sprinkle the top with the grated cheddar cheese. Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes. The potatoes will be tender and the cheese bubbling and golden.

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