Sunday, December 19, 2010

Recipe: Gouda Hotpot

This is one of my mum's recipes. A firm family favourite, I have been eating it since I was very little. Essentially it's only a mixture of vegetables in a cheese sauce, but it just works as a nice combination. So heres this nice, simple, child friendly recipe.

Gouda Hotpot (serves 3) £1.08 per portion, £1.22 with bread and butter

500g small new potatoes, halved
2 large carrots, peeled and sliced
225g frozen peas
60g butter
60g flour
550ml milk
225g Gouda, grated
Salt and pepper to taste
(Optional Garnish) 2 tbsp freshly chopped parsley

1. Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil. Add the potatoes, and cook for 25 minutes. After 10 minutes, add the carrots. After a further 10 minutes, add the peas. Drain and set aside.
2. Melt the butter, add the flour, and gradually stir in the milk (as you would normally make a b├ęchamel). Stir in the grated gouda until melted. Season to taste, and stir in the vegetables until fully coated.
3. Pour mixture into a baking dish, and put under a hot grill for a few minutes until bubbling and golden. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve.

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