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Potato and Parmesan Gratin

Type of Dish: Side
Prep Time:
15 min
Marinating Time:
Cooking Time:
20 min
Primary Ingredient:
Best Suited for: Winter barbie

‘Doctor, doctor, I feel my arteries clogging’. You won’t find this one in any diet books, other than for the barking mad.

How good is it though? It’s disgustingly rich and creamy/crisp – just perfect with a lovely big slice of beef and the sweet, peppery carrot relish.

Goes Well With


  • 4
    Desiree Poatoes
    or other good quality waxy potatoes
  • 1
    Grated Parmesan
  • 2
    Chopped Rosemary
    or thyme leaves
  • 150
  • 1
    Pouring Cream
  • Sea Salt
    to taste
  • Black Pepper
    to taste


  • 1 Peel and slice potatoes about 1/3 cm thick.
  • 2 Grease a small baking pan or large soufflé dish and reserve.
  • 3 Melt the butter in a large frying pan and gently fry the potatoes until nearly half cooked and well soaked with the butter.
  • 4 Arrange layers of potatoes then parmesan then herbs and sea salt and black pepper, finishing with a covering of parmesan. Pour cream into the dish.
  • 5 Bake at about 180 degrees in a pre heated barbecue with no heat directly under the baking dish for about 20 minutes until potatoes are cooked through and the top is golden brown.
  • 6 Serve with any barbecued or roast red meat.

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