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Smoked Mozzarella Gratin

Styling Lauren Gormley and Mia Vincent; Photographs Toby Murphy

Find winter comfort in this delicious side dish.


750ml cream

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

salt and black pepper, to taste

12 medium potatoes, peeled

2 small butternuts, peeled


200g smoked mozzarella


Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Place the cream, garlic, salt and pepper in a small pot over a low heat to infuse the cream with the garlic. Bring the mixture to a slow boil, remove it from the heat and set it aside.

Use a mandolin or a sharp knife to cut the potatoes and butternuts into thin slices. Butter a roasting tray or oven dish. Build three layers of potato in the dish, then two of butternut, then another three of potato. Add just a little of the cream mixture between each layer (the potatoes must not swim in it). Cover the top of the gratin with grated or sliced mozarella.

Bake the gratin for 45 minutes or until the potato is soft right to the bottom of the tray or dish. SERVES 10

Recipes and food production Peter Rose and Zian Oosthuizen
Styling Lauren Gormley and Mia Vincent Photographs Toby Murphy

This recipe originally appeared in HL June 2015


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