FOOD

Festive Potato Bake

Ben and Mike make a festive recipe featuring some of Mike's least favorite ingredients!

FOOD

Festive Potato Bake

Ben and Mike make a festive recipe featuring some of Mike's least favorite ingredients!

Ingredients

  • 2 white onions
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 250 grams smoked streaky bacon
  • 150 grams shelled chestnuts
  • 800 grams baby new potatoes
  • 200 grams brussel sprouts
  • 50 grams blue cheese, grated
  • 300 milliliters double cream
  • 1 chunk Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 handful breadcrumbs
  • 2 sprigs parsley
  • 1 handful peas to serve

Steps

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Quarter the new potatoes, skin still on, and add to a frying pan to sauté for 10 minutes until golden and partially cooked through.
  3. Peel and slice the onions, then fry in another pan with the oil for a few minutes. Take the leaves off the thyme and chop, adding to the cooking onions.
  4. Cut the bacon into strips and tip into the pan as well for a minute or two.
  5. Peel the outer leaves off of the brussel sprouts and wash well. Grate the brussels using a food processor or slice thinly by hand. Hack the chestnut up into pieces.
  6. Scatter all the prepared ingredients and crumbled blue cheese into a large roasting dish.
  7. Splash in a little water then pour over the cream to almost cover the potatoes.
  8. Sprinkle with the breadcrumbs and grated cheese and put into the oven for 20-25 minutes until it is golden on top and the potatoes are cooked, then sprinkle with parsley and serve with some simple steaming peas.