Alternative Potato Dauphinoise

I love potatoes, with my friends I’m renowned for my “jackets” with everything, but a diet that has been working for my recovering health is one with reduced carbs. Hence the sweet potato indulgence. Apparently they are better for you and have more vits and mins than your average tatty. This is potato at its best like my mum used to cook when I was young. However I’ve created a yummy sweet potato twist with this dish…

I normally drizzle in hemp or Soya milk as an alternative to milk, but I’d run out on a day I just couldn’t resist my potato yearning. You could also cut the cheese, or use vegan cheese making it dairy as well as wheat free. This recipe fills one loaf tin and feeds two, or just the two inside of you!

  • 1 large jacket potato unpeeled
  • 1 large sweet potato unpeeled
  • 1 small onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • Couple handfuls of cheese (optional)
  • 4 tablespoons soya / hemp or milk


  1. Wash potatoes and slice them very finely
  2. Chop onion into thin slices
  3. Crush the garlic
  4. Grate some cheese, if using
  5. Grease the loaf tin with butter, or olive oil
  6. Set oven to 190 degrees
  7. Layer the potatoes, trying to get the slices to the sides of the tin
  8. My first layer was white potato, second sweet, third layer onion, garlic and cheese then more white and sweet potato on top
  9. You can add seasoning whilst layering
  10. Play around with how you like it, just ensure your top layer is a covering of potato with extra cheese on top
  11. Add 5 table spoons of milk once finished
  12. Place in the oven to cook for around an hour
  13. Check on it a few times to prevent burning
  14. It’s done when the potato underneath is soft, use a knife to check, and it has a brown top

I hope you like the warm potato love and if you are using hemp drink as an alternative to milk, Sainsbury’s does the best deal on this, which you can find in the coffee and tea isle with the other alternative milks.

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