The warm summer weather is upon us, and so naturally, the ‘bring and braai’ is too. Whether you’re entertaining or have been asked to bring along some food, you can’t go wrong with a good potato side dish. Not only are potatoes one of the most versatile vegetables, but they compliment pretty much all main meals, and happen to be unbelievably tasty!
In celebration of the scrumptious spud, we have ranked our top 5 ultimate potato side dishes for the South African braai, and shared our winning recipe for the ‘tater that took the top spot!
- Potato wedges doused in olive oil & sprinkled in course salt
- Ratatouille potatoes – a combination of sliced sweet and regular potatoes, beautifully layered with zuchini and tomatoes (seen on the top left)
- Stuffed baked potatoes – chickpeas, feta, onion and mint stuffing (seen on the top right)
- Roasted baby potatoes – a classic, baked with whole garlic & rosemary
- POTATO BAKE – not just any potato bake, but our deliciously creamy version below
We don’t want to boast, but this failsafe recipe – passed down 3 generations and once removed – is the best potato bake recipe in the nation. Added bonus; it’s super easy to prepare, which leaves more time for relaxing and catching up with friends! Give it a try in our colourful stoneware baking dishes which can be taken straight from the oven to the table.
EASY, Creamy, cheesy potato bake
- 6 large potatoes
- 1 packet of White Onion Soup
- Salt and black pepper
- 350ml fresh full cream
- Sliced Mushrooms(optional)
- 1 1/5 cups grated cheddar cheese
– Preheat the oven to 180°C.
– Thinly slice the potatoes. The thinner they are, the more layers you will be able to get into your potato bake, but the thickness won’t affect the end result.
– Layer potato slices over the base of the baking dish – try not to overlap them.
– Sprinkle a layer of white onion soup powder over the potatoes and season with a few grinds of salt and pepper.
– Repeat the process until you have filled your baking dish. Leave a space of about 1cm from the rim for the cheesy topping!
*Tip – add a layer of mushrooms anywhere in between for added flavour.
– Slowly pour cream over the layered potatoes, making sure to fill any gaps.
– Finally, sprinkle grated cheddar cheese over the top.
– Pop your baking dish into the oven for 45-60 mins, or until the cheese is golden brown and the potatoes are tender.