The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas


December 21, 2013

COOKING WITH SIMON: Don’t forget about the Christmas potato


Simon’s Dauphinoise Potatoes


1 1/2 pounds potatoes, peeled

2 cups milk

I onion, thinly sliced

1 ounce butter

3 ounces white cheese, grated

1 clove garlic, smashed  

Salt, pepper, and nutmeg, to taste


Thinly slice potatoes on a mandoline or the slicing attachment of a food processor. In a saucepan, bring milk, onions and garlic to a boil and turn off heat. Line your favorite oven-proof dish with the sliced potatoes. Season every second layer with salt, pepper, nutmeg, grated cheese and milk mixture. Reserve a small amount of milk sauce for the top of the dish. (Discard garlic pieces.) When dish is full, add rest of the milk sauce. Sprinkle with additional grated cheese and butter.

Bake in oven set at 350 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes.


Simon Webster is the Executive Chef of Sabor a Pasion Country House & Bistro a multi-faceted dining destination just outside Palestine. For more information go to or call 903-729-9500.


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