This dish is one of my favourites and will serve four hungry people.
For the ingredients you will need:
4 medium sized potatoes, peeled, washed and sliced (not too thickly sliced).
2 medium sized onions
8 ozs of mature Cheddar Cheese
salt and pepper (you won’t need much salt because there is plenty in the cheese). Just sprinkle a little over the potato layer.
1 pint of full fat milk (I never use anything that says ‘light’ on it)
2 dessert spoons full of Bird’s Custard Powder (available from English stores in America. I go to World Market when I am there).
Butter an oval shaped dish generously.
Layer the potatoes in an oval shaped dish with the sliced onions and cheese. It is better to slice the onions and the cheese thinly. I start with potatoes, then onions, then cheese, then potatoes again, onions and cheese. That does it.
Keep back some of the cheese, e.g. 2 ozs, for grating and putting on the top.
Make up the custard powder as explained on the side of the box. If you can’t get Birds Custard Powder, you could use cornflour but then it will be white, not yellow. I like yellow. It looks more authentic. It also tastes delicious. Whatever you do, DON’T add any sugar. This is a savoury dish. Most of the time custard is used for pouring over cherry pies or such like. This is different.
See, it’s a nice yellow colour.
Pour the custard mixture slowly over the potatoes, onions and cheese and sprinkle the remainder of the grated cheese over the top.
Bake in a medium oven on the middle shelf for 2 hours. Eat with salad. Delicious.
I can guarantee you will come back for more.
Afterwards, wash up the dishes whilst gazing out of the window…