06 Aug

Quick and easy family supper

So, when I moved the blog over here it was full of promise of new posts and exciting reads…so today I’ve decided to share a recipe for you, I can promise it works as it is what we had for dinner just now!

Haddock with Dauphinoise Potatoes

haddock and dauphinoise

Now, I love food, that is no secret. I also love cooking, but its almost impossible to cook on a daily basis anything inspirational, or delicious or healthy for that matter when you work full time and have a very grumpy and hungry toddler that demands feeding the minute you walk into the kitchen.

So, to try and rectify this I have been looking at dinners that are easy and quick and good for you. I’m not saying that no effort is involved, but most of this can be done in advance so that when supper time comes things are slightly less manic than usual.

Dauphinoise Potatoes –  Serves 4, prep time 15 mins, cooking time 25 mins (or 35 mins).

dauphinoise potatoes

  • 500g smooth potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 200ml double cream
  • 100ml milk 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 50g Gruyere cheese, grated

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4.

2. Place the sliced potatoes in a bowl of cold water to prevent them from browning.

3. Place the cream, milk and garlic in a large saucepan and bring to a gentle simmer.

4. Add the potatoes, cover and simmer for 10 minutes until just tender. Season.

5. Transfer to a buttered ovenproof dish and sprinkle over the cheese.

6. Bake for 25 minutes until golden. – the perfect, easy Potatoes Dauphinoise.

The trick here if you think you’ll be stuck for time before eating is to do steps 2-5 the night before (but remember to clingfilm or your potatoes go brown) and then put in oven but for 45 mins instead of 25 mins once you are ready to eat.

Haddock –

waitrose haddock

1. Drive to Waitrose.

2. Pick up a free cofee and free newspaper.

3. Fill your trolley with highly unnecessary, but irresistible goodies on the way around said supermarket until you reach the fish counter.

4. Order 4 x haddock fillets (or any fillets that take your fancy) and ask for them to be vacuum sealed in bags, with butter of your choice, we went herby butter and they also put in some lemon and some extra herbs. Delicious.

5. When your dauphinoise are cooking, put bags on tray and place in oven for 20-25 mins. Voila! Serve with a side of tender stem broccoli.

haddock and dauphinoise

Honestly, its foolproof and tastes delicious and looks amazing. Definitely the way forward for cooking fish and even better – bags go straight in the bin and no washing up – what isn’t there to love?

I’d love to know what your fool proof, favourite dinners are, so please drop me a line, we are seriously lagging on the inspiration front and if we have ready filled, 3 minute cook pasta one more time, I may lose my addiction to carbs forever. Well, that’s highly unlikely, but it is getting close!

Verity x
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