Recipe: Biltong, Cheddar and Chive Potato Bake

Recipe: Biltong, Cheddar and Chive Potato Bake

potato bakeSpecial thanks to Ilse van der Merwe from The Food Fox for developing this recipe.

A creamy potato bake wins everybody’s vote at a braai. Why not substitute the usual bacon bits for thick biltong slices?

Remember to use mature cheddar – it has so much flavour and works incredibly well with the biltong. Some chopped nuts add crunch and fabulous flavour. Check out the recipe as well as a step by step video clip below.

Ingredients 

  • 8 medium-large potatoes
  • salt & pepper
  • 200 g mature cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 x 80 g Montagu sliced biltong (chilli flavour or plain)
  • 500 ml fresh cream
  • 1/2 cup mixed roasted nuts, chopped
  • a handful fresh chives, finely chopped

Method:

  1. Place the potatoes in a large pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil and cook for about 25-30 minutes until just tender.
  2. Drain the water and leave the potatoes to cool for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 200 C.
  4. Cut each potato into 1 cm thick slices. Arrange the slices on their cut sides in a single layer in a medium-large ovenproof baking dish (about 23 x 23 x 5 cm), then season with salt & pepper and cover with a third of the cheese and biltong slices.
  5. Pour a third of the cream all over the layer, then continue to layer two more layers of the potatoes, seasoning, cheese, biltong and cream.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes, then sprinkle with the chopped nuts and continue to bake for 10 more minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven, sprinkle with chives and serve immediately, as a side dish at your braai.

Serves 6 as a side dish. Enjoy!