Quick Dauphinoise - Jamie Oliver 30 Minute Meals

Jamie Oliver's mustard chicken with 'quick' dauphinoise and greens wasn't as quite quick as it should have been! But with that said 45 minutes is still quick for dauphinoise so not too bad at all.

My potatoes and onions took longer to prepare has I used a mandolin slicer and not food processor. But they did take 15 minutes more to cook than the 30 minutes stated in the recipe.

Quick Dauphinoise Potatoes

I used double cream and not single cream as stated in Jamie's recipe. Why? Because I've always thought that single cream is more lightly separate when heated. Perhaps it's just a typing error in his book and they mean double cream - who knows.

Jamie says adding anchovies is to season the dish - so you don't use as much salt. I'm not a big fan, but when chopped very finely it has to be said you wouldn't know they were in the dish.

Yield: 4

Quick Dauphinoise - Jamie Oliver

Serves 4 as a side dish. My potatoes and onions took longer to prepare has I used a mandolin slicer and not food processor. But they did take 15 minutes more to cook than the 30 minutes stated in the recipe.


1 red onion
1kg Maris Piper potatoes
1 nutmeg
2 cloves of garlic
1 x 300ml tub of single cream  -I used double/heavy cream 
4 anchovies in oil
Parmesan cheese
2 bay leaves
a very small bunch of fresh thyme
olive oil
sea salt & black pepper


Preheat your oven to 220°C/425°F/or Gas 7

Peel and halve the red onion. Wash the potatoes, leave their skins on and slice in the food processor with the onion. 

Tip into a large sturdy roasting tray (approx. 35 x 25cm) and season. 

Grate over ¼ of the nutmeg, crush in 2 unpeeled cloves of garlic and pour in 225ml of single (or double) cream.

Tear in the anchovies and finely grate over a large handful of Parmesan. 

Add the bay leaves, pick the leaves from a few thyme sprigs and add a good drizzle of olive oil. 

Use your clean hands to quickly mix and toss everything together, then put the tray over a medium heat. 

Pour in 200ml of boiled water and cook on the hob over a high heat for a couple of minutes. Now turn the heat down and cover tightly with tin foil and leave on the heat for 10 minutes.  Give the tray a shake so nothing catches.

Remove the tin foil. Finely grate over a layer of Parmesan. Drizzle the remaining thyme sprigs with oil, scatter on top and put into the oven on the top shelf to cook for 15 minutes, or until golden brown and bubbling.
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  1. Looks fantastic Jan. I did one of his 30 minute meals on my blog as you probably know. It did only take me about 30 minutes, not counting the time to get all the equipment out and the clean up time. My kitchen was a tip at the end of it all! I am normally a clean as I go person! It was rather tasty though!

  2. Mmm those totties look divine, and 45 mins is still quick! I usually use double cream aswell ;) I will be printing this off as I intend on making dauphinoise tonight!

  3. You know I can't resist a potato Jan.I love that these are quick too. I would have used the mandolin as well.

  4. Despite your inclusion of anchovies in this potato dish, it looks spectacular and I would probably still eat it...you made it afterall!

  5. Mmm I love all those sticky bits in the picture!

    I really want to try this but don't think will work as well on our cooker, is ceramic topped and not sure if it will heat as well as gas does :(

    Ah well, can always drool over your picture if not!


  6. How long on the medium heat with tinfoil cover? I know time for oven but not hob?

    1. Hi Huggy823

      So sorry I'll amend the recipe as I've missed that bit out. I can't remember and I can't find the book at the mo. But if you watch his video (sorry you will have to copy and paste the link) it looks like he has the stove top heat on full for a couple of minutes and then covers will foil and turns the heat don to low for 10 minutes before putting it into the oven.

      I remember doing this but as I said in my post mine did still took 15 minutes longer to cook than he says they will!

      Anyway here's the link to the video.


      Hope this helps.


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