Creamy Potato Bake

Traditional Braai Recipes to get your mouth watering

The Traditional South African braai is not just a way to fill your stomach on a lazy Sunday afternoon. It is so much more. The braai is a South African past-time that has been past down from generation to generation. Over the years families have cultivated their own recipes and these recipes have become braai time favourites.

This month we are bringing our favourite braai recipes and accompaniments to the great meat normally found at braais.

Potato bake is a firm favourite at all braais and is a tasty side dish to meat as well as a great alternative for vegetarian guests.

Creamy potato bake with caramelised onion

What you’ll need:

30 ml olive oil, 2 onions - cut into thin rounds, 30 ml balsamic vinegar, 30 ml brown sugar, 6 large potatoes - peeled and cut into thin slices, salt and freshly ground black pepper - to taste, 500 ml cream and 250 ml Parmesan or pecorino shavings.

Method:

Pre-heat the oven to 220°C.
Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and sauté the onions over a medium heat until soft and glossy. Add the balsamic vinegar and brown sugar and stir-fry for 5 minutes or until the onions begin to caramelise.

Arrange a layer of potato slices in a greased, ovenproof dish (approximately 32 x 21cm), season with salt and black pepper and arrange a layer of caramelised onions on top. Repeat the layers with the remaining potatoes and onions and end with a layer of potato slices.

Pour the cream over, sprinkle the Parmesan or pecorino shavings on top and bake for 30-45 minutes or until golden brown and cooked.

Cut into portions and serve.

For a multi-cultural braai experience try our African South African braai Recipe for Boerewors, Pap en Sous and our Afrikaans South African braai Recipe for Roostebrood.

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