Well, I kept to my word and made a potato dish for dinner. It was VERY good! I made a “Cheesy potato bake”, based on a recipe I’d seen on http://www.taste.com.au, but modifying it to my own wants. It called for a white sauce to be poured over the potatoes instead of cream, or sour cream, and baked. I par-boiled the thinly sliced potatoes I’d made, then set them aside to cool while I made the white sauce. Put in the pan, sprinkled the flour & made a roux. Started to add the milk and paused in the middle to add salt, pepper & smokey paprika. Added the rest of the milk and let it come to the boil. I grated some cheese, added, stirred the sauce, then let it gently simmer, giving it a whisk every now and then. I started to layer the potato in the dish, making one layer then adding some torn up slices of ham, pouring a few ladles of the white sauce over, and then repeating. Then I grated some more cheese over it and sprinkled generously with breadcrumbs. Into the oven whilst I went and bought some greens, and finished off the herb’ed bread I was making.
BOY what a good dinner!!! Nom nom nom! I wish I wish I’d taken photos 😀
How WONDERFUL is the 1997 BBC production of Persuasion!!! *melts @ the final bar two scenes* (it’s when Frederick & Anne finally come together *romantic sigh*)