Gordon from the Sun Inn
Gordon Stott trained at the Tante Marie Culinary Academy in Woking, Surrey and held positions at the Halfway Inn, Hungerford, the Vineyard at Stockcross and the Carnarvon Arms in Newbury. From there he joined the Sun Inn in Dummer, Hampshire, as sous chef. He took over the pub as landlord and head chef in 2012, when he was barely out of his teens.
For sure, I like to know where my dairy comes from. Where and how animals are kept. Plus, farmers work harder than most and deserve to be rewarded properly.
Gordon Stott, head chef at the Sun Inn
Finely slice the potatoes using a mandolin and set aside in water until required.
Combine the cream, milk, cheese, nutmeg, garlic and a pinch of salt and pepper in a large saucepan and bring to the boil to melt the cheese.
Once melted, remove from the heat and set aside. Strain the water off the potatoes and layer the slices inside a small oven dish lined with baking paper, being sure to overlap each layer as you go.
Preheat the oven to 160˚C. Pour enough of the cream mixture over the potatoes to cover them and bake in the oven for 45 minutes or until slightly golden on top and tender through the middle.
Remove from the oven and serve.
600g maris piper potatoes, peeled
2 garlic clove, finely chopped
450ml Cravendale, whole milk
200g Arla mature Cheddar cheese
300ml double cream
2 pinches grated nutmeg
salt and pepper
Gordon has been working with Arla mature Cheddar cheese, Lurpak® unsalted butter, Cravendale, Quark, Tuxford & Tebbutt Stilton and Trevarrian Brie.
Products at the Sun Inn
Lurpak® Slightly Salted Butter 250g
With its delicate taste, Lurpak® butter enhances the flavour of whatever food it is added to. From tangy sourdough bread to earthy potatoes, its subtle notes complement every creation. Suitable for vegetarians.See product
Arla Pro Mature Coloured Cheddar Cheese Block 5kg
Rich, smooth and full flavoured, this cheese melts and stretches perfectly for easy application. With a rich and satisfying flavour it is ideal for cutting and grating and brings out the best in any dish - hot or cold. Farmer owned - care in every step, from cow to you. Arla’s award winning Cheddars are finely crafted in timeless fashion at our traditional British creameries.See product