Fun with the humble potato

THERE are many ways of preparing potatoes, but this season enjoy the humble spud by using the baking russet method. This gives great texture for a nice and flavourful potato bake.Ingredients

One-and-a-half kg of potatoes, washed, peeled and thinly sliced;

Two cups mushrooms, sliced;

300g bacon rashers, cut into pieces;

Two cups cheese, grated;

300ml thickened cream;

Two teaspoons beef stock (powder).


Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius;

Spray non-stick cooking spray in a large baking dish and start layering with potatoes to cover the base;

Sprinkle some of the mushrooms, bacon and cheese;

Continue layering, finishing with a layer of cheese;

Combine cream and beef stock powder and pour over top;

Bake in middle tray for one hour until top is brown and potatoes are tender.

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