Tart’s hug in a dish


What could be more heart warming on a cold, wet winter evening than creamy mash potato filled with garlic mushrooms with a cheese crust.


  1. Peel, chop and cook the potatoes in a large pan of water. Bring to boil and simmer for about 30 mins, or until very soft.

Drain the potatoes and mash, preferably with a potato ricer. mix in butter, a gulp of milk, cheese and season well.


  1. Chop garlic and shallots saute lightly in some olive oil, add chopped mushrooms, keep on medium heat till soft, not browned, add the chopped parsley.


  1. Layer potato in a dish, next with mushrooms, then finish with the rest of the potato. Cover with grated cheese and put back in the oven for about 15 mins, at 180 degrees.



Shopping List

  • flowery potatoes
  • large knob of butter
  • milk
  • 3 - 4 cloves of garlic
  • parsley
  • shallot
  • mixture of mushrooms - portabello and chestnut. wild mushrooms if in season
  • gruyere and chedder cheese
  • salt and pepper