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These potatoes are deliciously creamy and comforting, with a mild hint of dill. Accompanies smoked salmon perfectly.

Serves: 4-5 Preparation time: 30mins Cooking time: 10mins

You will need:

  • 16 potatoes, any type will do as long as they are firm rather than crumbly
  • 2 tbs flour
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 400 ml milk
  • 100 ml chopped fresh dill
  • Salt and white pepper to taste

Peel or scrub the potatoes (depending on the thickness of the peel), cover them with water in a large saucepan, add a pinch of salt and boil the potatoes until cooked through.

While the potatoes boil, start preparing the cream sauce:
Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in the flour. Turn the heat down and add the milk slowly whilst stirring. Taste the sauce and add salt and pepper until you are happy with the flavour. Sometime a pinch of sugar can enhance the flavour too. Keep the sauce warm.

When the potatoes are ready, drain and let them cool down a little. Once they are not too hot to touch, slice or dice them into fairly large pieces – about 2cm thick slices or cubes. Gently stir the potatoes and dill into the sauce and taste to make sure no further salt or pepper is required.

Serve immediately with smoked salmon.


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