BAKED PAPRIKA POTATOES (VEGAN)

If you love potatoes you’re going to love this!  Paprika (dauphinoise style) potato bake.  Layers of luscious potato with a paprika cream.  Baked to perfection. You have a choice of using processed plant-based cream or a whole foods lower fat version!  Enjoy!

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: approximately 1 hr
(Serves 4)

Ingredients

Soya Cream version

500ml  (17.5 oz) plant-based cream (oat or soya)
700g (1.5 lbs) potatoes
1tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp sweet paprika
1 tsp salt (to taste)
2 tsp garlic powder
2 scallions
1 red onion
100ml (3.5 fl oz) water

Bechamel lower fat cream

1.5 lbs potatoes
500ml (17.5 oz) plant milk
2 scallions (chopped finely)
1 red onion (thinly sliced)
20g (1 oz) cashews (soaked and drained)
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp sweet paprika
1 tsp salt (to taste)
2 tsp garlic powder
3 tbsp nutritional yeast (optional)
1.5 tsp tapioca powder

Method

If you are using plant-based cream:

  1. In a jug mix together the plant-based cream, water, garlic powder, salt and smoked and sweet paprika – mix together thoroughly.

If you are making your own bechamel cream:

  1. In a blender blend together the plant mylk,  cashews, garlic powder, salt, tapioca powder and nutritional yeast until smooth.
  2. Add mixture to a saucepan on a medium heat.  Keep stirring for about 5 minutes until the mixture turns into a watery custard.
  3. Take the saucepan off the heat and whisk in the smoked and sweet paprika

Making the bake

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  1. Preheat oven 375°f / 190°c conventional / 170°c fan
  2. Slice potatoes into 2mm thick slices
  3. In a 400(W) x 270(D)mm oven proof dish lay one layer of the potato slices so they just overlap each other
  4. Pour a layer of the cream, sprinkle with sweet paprika, add another layer of potato slices and continue until the cream and the potato slices are finished.
  5. Top with chopped scallions and sliced red onion
  6. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes
  7. Remove foil and test with a skewer that potatoes are cooked through
  8. Return to the oven 400°f / 200°c conventional / 180°c fan until golden on top
  9. Remove from oven and leave to stand for 10 minutes before slicing to serve

Watch me make it:

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