Parsnip, Potato & St Gall Cheese Gratin

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St Gall is one of the best Irish cheeses to cook with.

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes

Cooking Time: 2 Hours

Serves: 6-8


  • 3 large parsnips
  • 4 large potatoes
  • 4 onions, finely sliced
  • 175g Irish St Gall cheese, mature cheddar or gruyere, grated
  • 600ml double cream


  1. Heat oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/gas 4. Use a Japanese mandolin or sharp knife to slice the parsnips and potatoes very thinly. Layer the parsnips and potatoes in a shallow gratin dish, sprinkling some cheese and onion and a little drizzle of the cream over each layer, seasoning with salt and pepper as you go. The top layer should be potatoes and parsnips with a final sprinkling of cheese and drizzling of cream.

  2. Cover with foil and bake in the oven for 2 hrs, alongside the pork. Remove the foil and continue to bake for 20 mins until golden. For a really golden brown top, finish under a hot grill if you like.

Credit: Richard Corrigan