Biltong and Cheddar Cheese Potato Bake

A popular South-African snack food, biltong can be used in a number of innovative ways including in this delicious baked dish that's perfect for dinner
Biltong and Cheddar Cheese Potato Bake
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Biltong and Cheddar Cheese Potato Bake
July 15, 2020
Preparation Time 20 minutes
Cooking Time 45 minutes
Serves 4
PHOTO BY Katelyn Allegra
RECIPE BY Katelyn Allegra
FOOD STYLING BY Katelyn Allegra


4 tbsp spinneysFOOD Mediterranean Extra Virgin Olive Oil or butter
2 leeks, washed and sliced
3 large garlic cloves, crushed
4 tbsp cake flour
750ml milk
4 tbsp spinneysFOOD Beef Biltong, finely chopped
2 tbsp wholegrain mustard
spinneysFOOD Salt, to taste
spinneysFOOD Black Peppercorns, freshly ground, to taste
100g sharp Cheddar cheese
100g Gruyère cheese, plus extra for topping
1kg potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
100g moist Biltong, finely chopped, plus extra for garnishing
spinneysFOOD Fresh Parsley, roughly chopped, for garnishing


  • 1

    Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6, and grease a 30-cm ovenproof pan or baking dish.

  • 2

    Fry the leeks and garlic in the olive oil over a low heat for 5 minutes until softened.

  • 3

    Add the flour and cook for 2 minutes to form a paste. Add all of the milk and whisk until smooth. Stir over low heat until the white sauce comes to the boil.

  • 4

    Stir in the finely chopped beef biltong, mustard, seasoning and cheeses.

  • 5

    Layer the potatoes, cheese sauce and finely chopped moist biltong alternately in the dish finishing with extra cheese.

  • 6

    Bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes or until cooked through and golden.

  • 7

    Garnish with the extra biltong and parsley before serving.


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