Monday, June 15, 2015

French onion potato bake


I remember my sister used to make this when we lived together, a life time ago. She used to cook all sorts of different stuff, and I hardly knew how to cook anything.

She recently came round to borrow my deep fryer and to ask for some advice on making fried chicken. It started with her asking if anyone knew how to make KFC on Facebook.

I don't know anything about making fried chicken, just like KFC, but I do know how to make fried chicken. Having a pressurised deep fryer helps, but I guess they are not a common household appliance.

For eight years I worked in a fish/chicken and chip shop. I learned lots about life and tons about how to fry shit. I learned a lot about how to prepare and make so many things. Pretty basic things but a lot more than I knew how to make before I started work there!

When I first started work there, I hated it. I hated my boss (she was a hard task master) and would dread having to go. Who would have thought that years later, her family would be like my family and I would have learnt so much, from not only the job, but from her. 

I am so grateful for those years. 

I cooked this potato bake for the community gardeners, at one of our recent meetings, it was well received. Baked with spuds from the garden beds.




  • 1 kilogram peeled potatoes, finely sliced
  • 1 onion, finely sliced
  • 1 packet of french onion soup mix
  • 300 mls of cream

  • Layer the sliced potato and onion in a casserole dish.

    Combine the french onion soup mix and cream in a bowl and pour over the potatoes.

    Cover with foil, and bake in a 200 degree oven for one hour.


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      1. It is ridiculously good. The french onion flavour just makes it.

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    2. Winter is definitely potato season! Yum!

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    3. Yum! Sounds similar to what I used to make but I used cheese and milk with corn flour for thickening.

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    4. potato bake in winter is my weakness, this sounds amazing!

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    5. I love potato bake! Trent wont eat it though so I never make it. Might have to find a version that doesn't have dairy in it {might be hard though} so I can make it for me and bub.

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    6. I Love potatoes in winter... ok actually any time... nomnomnom

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    7. I absolutely LOVE potato bake! Just wish it wasn't so high in carbs n calories or that I was young and could eat whatever I wanted and not gain weight!! ;-)

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      1. I am so finding the same thing. I just have to look at this and put on weight!

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    8. My hubby loves potato bake but I've always thought it was too complicated to make. I'm going to have to give this a try and impress him.

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      1. Do it, he will love it and it is so easy to make.

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    9. My girls call this Naughty Potato Bake because of all the cream in it - but isn't it goood? We'll be having it sometime next weekend when rhey're home. :)

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      1. It is very naughty, I bet they are looking forward to it! Nothing like mums cooking x

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    10. Love this recipe... it's an all-time favourite♥

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    11. Yuuuuum! I am a total sucker for potato bake, I absolutely love it! Potato bake would be up there as one my choices for last meal. In fact I'm pretty sure my last meal would consist of nothing but potatoes cooked every which way!

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      1. Oh yeah, potato bake and chips from the best chip shop in town. You would have loved the chips made from scratch we used to make (the new owners don't do it). They were awesome.

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    12. This looks like just the type of comfort food I am craving this winter! Awesome! Can't wait to try it out

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    13. This is a dish I can do... And good to fill up a big family

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    14. I love KFC but it's sooooo bad for you I rarely eat it.
      Happy Monday and thanks for hosting :)

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    15. Don't fall over but I have already made this once - except I duffed it and added a dip with cashews etc in and it got too oily! x

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