Potato and lentil bake

Add some sliced bangers or smoky sausage to the layers for a delicious change.
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Recipe from: 3 February 2016
Preparation time: 15 min
Cooking time: 35 min


  • 1
    vegetable oil
  • 1
  • 2
    onions, sliced
  • 1
    clove garlic, sliced
  • a splash of Old Brown Sherry
  • 4
    cold, baked potatoes
  • 1
    tin lentils, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2
  • sea salt flakes and freshly
  • ground pepper
  • nutmeg (to be grated at the end)
  • Green salad
Servings: Change Serving


Preheat oven to 200ºC.

Heat the oil and butter in a frying pan over medium heat and cook the onions until caramelised. Add the garlic and cook briefly. Deglaze pan with the sherry and set aside.

Slice the potatoes thinly and layer in a casserole dish (or four smaller baking dishes) with the onions and lentils, seasoning each layer with salt and pepper.

Pour over the cream and grate over some nutmeg.

Bake until brown and bubbling and serve immediately with a green salad alongside.

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