The joy of this dish is that it is – almost – a meal in itself. Tomatoes are somewhat tasteless at this time of year so are better cooked.
In an ovenproof pan on the hob, cook the onions slowly in the butter. Add the potatoes to the onions. Add enough stock to cover the potatoes (you may need a little extra). Put in the bouquet garni and the chopped garlic and cover the top with sliced tomatoes. Season well.
Bring to the boil and transfer at once to a hot oven at
In Scotland, in the eighteenth century, Presbyterian clergy declared the potato unsafe to eat because it was not mentioned in the Bible.
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