No sautéing, no frying, no mashing, no boiling – slicing and layering is all you need to do to dish out this recipe! Yet, a yummy dinner ready in minutes with NO hard work AT ALL!! J


Yeah, you read it right, no hard work. This dish is all about putting things together and then baking it in the oven or cooking it in the micro-oven. All you need to do is peel and slice the potatoes and in fact, a mandolin potato slicer can make the task faster and easier. The only other thing that needs to be peeled and chopped is the onion and that is it!
Simple and easy and the flavourswellyou’ve got to make it bake it to believe it!!
I got my hands on this recipe while I was in college. It so happened that for my 12th grade, none of the subjects of my choice (in the Humanities stream) had much scope to secure high grades. My mom was concerned that they will surely affect my overall percentage. She insisted that I should have at least one such subject that will cushion that ‘blow’. She was adamant that I pick Home Science as one of the subjects and I was quite appalled by her choice coz at that point of time cooking was the last thing on my mind!! (Although I must admit, Mom was always right! J)
After lot of deliberations she and I came to the conclusion that only for this grade I will opt for this subject and for my graduation, she will allow me to select the subjects of my choice. This subject had a practical and a theory section. For the practical exam we had know simple and impressive dishes in all categories – salads, desserts, appetisers, so on and so forth – so that in one hour’s time we could dish out decent stuff.


I used to hunt the cookery books available in the college library (for the heck of it J). I chanced upon this book, whose title and author were the last thing on my mind 😉 since my single minded motive was to find easy and simple recipes. In that book I found this and a few other simple recipes which made my heart somersault coz it was sorts of coup for me!!! Whoever the author is/was, I wish to acknowledge and thank his/her for the fabulous recipes J that made my life easy in the home science classes 😉
Here is what you need:
350-400 grams Potatoes (thinly sliced)
1 medium Onion (finely chopped)
4 tbsp Sour Cream (I use discretion for the amount I use)
4 tbsp Milk
30 gm Butter
Salt to taste
Crushed Black Pepper to taste
Smear the base of a 600 ml oven proof dish with a little butter.
Line it with potato slices.
Add a little of onions and sour cream over them
Sprinkle with pepper and salt (I use them liberally)
Repeat the layers until all the ingredients are used.
Melt the butter and add the milk and pour over the potatoes..

For Cooking:
Cover and cook in the preheated moderately hot oven for 45 minutes. Uncover and cook further 20 minutes or until the potatoes are golden brown.
For serving:
Serve them with garlic bread and lamb chops. Yummmm
I cooked the potatoes in the micro-oven at medium high for 20-25 minutes (To check whether or not the potatoes are cooked, I pierce them with a sharp knife)
Serves 4 

Note: I had friends calling me up to know what can they use if sour cream is not readily available. My response – make your own sour cream. Take half a cup of normal cream and warm it slightly. To this add about 1½ to 2 tsp smooth yoghurt and stir it well. Let this rest at a warm place for about 4-5 hours or more (depending on the climate). This will make the cream sour and it is now ready for use!

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