Empty Larder Dinner

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The Potato Year: 300 Classic Recipes

The Potato Year

By Lucy Madden

Published 2015

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This is a time of year when nothing much grows in the garden; it’s a time when stocks run low and often the Mother Hubbard syndrome catches us all out. This is a dinner to meet such an emergency.


  • 1–2 lb (450–900 g) potatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 2 onions, thinly sliced


Put the potatoes and the onions into a pan with the butter. Just cover with equal quantities of milk and water.

Put on the lid and simmer gently until the potatoes begin to break up. Season, throw in the cheese and chopped parsley and serve very hot, with slices of freshly made toast.