RECIPE:Easy Potato Pave

Here’s another one that is pretty heavy on the dairy, and doesn’t fit with the usual recipes I adapt for people that suffer with IBD’s like me. Enter with caution if you do, but the main adaption I have made to this recipe is just making it a bit easier. Because why SHOULD the fancy French potatoes be hard to make? It’s a two day effort though, so make sure you have the time.


1 x bag of Maris Piper potatoes (I can only stress it was deemed important in most recipes I took inspiration from were keen you used these. If you do use another potato, I take no blame for the results)

250ml cream

325g butter

Sprigs of fresh Rosemary to taste (i personally like a lot, but I appreciate not everyone wants to feel like they are eating a garden)


  1. Line a baking tray with baking paper so that you have excess paper overhanging on all four sides
  2. Start slicing the potatoes. You need to slice the outside first so that they will be the shape of the tin, and then slice thin slices from each rectangle
  3. Once you have laid a layer of potatoes down, add some butter and some of the cream on top of the layer, also adding Rosemary. Melting the butter first makes this a touch easier
  4. Keep completing the same layering until you reach the top of the baking tray
  5. Fold over the baking paper to cover the potatoes, cover the whole thing with foil. Bake on 180 degrees for 1 hour and 50 minutes
  6. Remove from the oven, and use a knife to check the potatoes are soft and cooked. Cover back over, put in the fridge with something heavy on top and leave overnight
  7. The next day, when you are ready to serve, heat some oil on a medium heat in a pan. As you all full well know, I use my wok for EVERYTHING, including this
  8. Take you huge rectangular potato block out of the fridge, and cut it into smaller rectangle pieces
  9. Sear each “cut” side of the potato pave in the heated oil, until all of those sides have browned
  10. Pop them on a baking tray and bake on 180 degrees for 30 mins

Serve straight away. I had mine with my Easy Tuscan Chicken and it was glorious

Pave before the first cooking in the oven, the night before.
After being cooked in then oven for 1hr 50min

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2 responses to “RECIPE:Easy Potato Pave”

  1. I’ve had things like this before but never made it myself. I saw these photos on your Twitter and thought it looked bloody delicious!


    1. It’s so easy to make from this recipe. I’m so done with recipes where you need to be a bloody Michelin star chef haha.


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