You need some potatoes done in a hurry and are bored with mash. Do this recipe. No oven required, just the hob. Very good if you have hungry mouths to feed or if you just need some comfort food! It goes perfectly with Braised Beef in Guinness.
455g (1lb) potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced * 4 tbsp olive oil * 55g (2oz) butter * 225g (8oz) onions, halved and thinly sliced * 115g (4oz) Cheddar cheese, grated * salt & freshly ground black pepper
Rinse the potato slices in cold water and dry thoroughly using a clean tea towel or kitchen paper. Heat half the olive oil and half the butter in a 23cm/9inch frying pan. Arrange the sliced potatoes in the base of the pan. Build up layers of potato, onion and cheese, seasoning well with salt & pepper between each layer. Finish with a layer of potato and dot the remaining butter over the top.
Return to the heat and cook over a medium heat for 15 minutes. The base should be brown, but not burnt. Place a large plate over the frying pan and invert the potato onto the plate by titling the frying-pan. Add the remaining oil to the frying pan and slip the potato back in, cooking the other side for a further 15 minutes until the bottom is crusty. Remove from the heat and serve at once.
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This recipe comes from the section GREAT BRITISH DISHES, a selection of the best of British food.