Yummy French Onion Potato Bake

    1 hour 20 minutes

    One of our families favourites, passed down from my step Mum to me. Always served at BBQ's and get togethers. I always try different cheeses for the top... My favourite is tasty cheese and then a sprinkling of parmesan for a bit of bite... Instead of sour cream I've also tried thickened cream and cream cheese, which were both just as nice.

    Queensland, Australia
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    Serves: 5 

    • 6 medium potatoes
    • 1 small carton of sour cream (250-300 ml)
    • 1 packet (40g) of dry French onion soup mix
    • 1 cup (125g) grated tasty cheese
    • Variations
    • add a cup or so of chopped spring onion to the cream mix while mixing
    • adding some bacon bits or ham to the layers
    • add other veges to the layers such as onion, sweet potato or pumpkin

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour20min 

    1. Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees C.
    2. Grease a baking dish with canola cooking spray or a little butter.
    3. Scrub potatoes and slice thinly leaving skin on.
    4. In a mixing bowl mix sour cream and French onion soup mix until well combined.
    5. Layer potatoes and sour cream mixture in baking dish starting with potatoes on the bottom, until all used up.
    6. Top with grated cheese.
    7. Bake for about an hour. Time varies in different ovens. Check by poking through the potatoes to see if they are soft... If they are, it's ready!

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    Altered ingredient amounts. I found that my French Onion Soup Mix was 6 months out of date and rock solid, so, having already opened the sour cream, I added a generous helping of Herb and Garlic Seasoning and a bit of cornflour for thickening. I didn't have enough potatoes so I used slices of Kent Pumpkin, potato and onion rings. Worked out delicious  -  12 Mar 2010


    Altered ingredient amounts. Added a bit more sour cream, alternated layers of potato with orange kumara/sweet potato and cooked for 20 minutes longer than suggested. Next time I will probably double the amount of sour cream.  -  27 Dec 2009


    Made this dish to go with a bbq last night. Thought there wasn't going to be enough sour cream, so added about another 1/2 a cup and it turned out great. Followed a suggestion and put a layer of onions at the bottom and alternated potato with orange kumara/sweet potato. Was a hit with family and friends. Had to add another 20 minutes in the oven even though potatoes had been sliced very finely with a mandolin. Will definitely make again.  -  27 Dec 2009