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Creamy two potato & mushroom gratin

Creamy two potato & mushroom gratin

Can you believe this only costs £3.90 to make for four to six people? It does! And don't forget to check out our great tip for saving money on mushrooms

Prep: 15mins
Cook: 1hr 30mins
Serves: 4-6
Approximate total cost: £3.90

What you need:

  • 25g/1oz butter
  • 15ml/1 tbsp olive oil
  • 350g/12oz mixture of open and closed cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2.5ml/1/2tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 675g/11/2lb old potatoes, peeled
  • 450g/1lb sweet potatoes, peeled
  • 300ml/1/2pt full fat milk
  • 50g/2oz Cheddar cheese, grated

What to do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 190C Fan/170C/Gas Mark 5. Heat the butter and oil together in a frying pan, add the mushrooms and cook over a high heat until the mushrooms are soft and the juices have evaporated. Stir in the garlic and nutmeg and remove from the heat.
  2. Slice both kinds of potatoes to about the thickness of a pound coin. Arrange half over the base of a 1.4ltr/2 1/2pt ovenproof dish and season. Scatter over half of the mushrooms. Repeat the layers.
  3. Pour the milk over the potatoes and mushrooms. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 1hour.
  4. Remove from the oven, scatter over the cheese and bake for a further 25mins or until the top is golden and the potatoes are golden brown. Serve on its own as a warming supper, with bacon or the Sunday roast.

Useful tip:

Most supermarkets sell 'economy mushrooms' these are usually 1kg trays of mushrooms which are a mixture of open and closed cup mushrooms, they tend to be lots of shapes and sizes, but taste great nonetheless and are a cheaper alternative to other mushrooms.

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