Nigel slater's potatoes

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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    lbs potatoes (red or a waxy type is best, Or a litttle more)
  • 2
    cloves garlic (peeled)
  • butter, just enough to cover the baking dish very thickly
  • 2 - 2 12
    cups heavy cream, enough to cover potatoes (about)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Set oven to 325F.
  • Peel the potatoes and slice them thinly (1/8 in, thick).
  • If the garlic is really juicy, cut the cloves in half and rub them all around an earthware or cast iron dish.
  • A 9-by-13 Inch pan works well if you are using 2 1/2 to 3 lbs of potatoes; a 10-inch skillet will work for 2 lbs, pressing down to release the juices.
  • Otherwise it might be better to slice the garlic thinly and tuck the slices between the potatoes.
  • Smear the dish generously with butter.
  • Please don't be stingy- you are only cheating yourself.
  • Lay the potatoes in the dish,orderly or positively hugger-mugger, it matters not, seasoning with salt and black pepper as you go along.
  • Pour the cream over the potatoes-it should just come to the top of the slices.
  • Bake 1 to 1-1/2 hours until the potatoes are virtually melting into the cream.
  • Enough for 6 as a side dish.
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