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Gratin Dauphinois

Gratin Dauphinois

This recipe is a bit sensitive for people from Dauphiné (a French area around the city of Grenoble), many of them are sure to have the "true" recipe. Here is the version of the famous French chef Michel Guérard. The most interesting thing about gratin Dauphinois, is that it has a delicate hint of cheesy flavour, without cheese in it.

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Last modified on: August 13th 2016

For 6 people, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationCookingStart to finish
23 min.40 min.1 hour 3 min.
Preservation: Several days in the fridge, in a closed jar.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
15 min.
Gratin Dauphinois : Photo of step #1 Peel and wash 1 kg potatoes, slice and don't wash again because the starch on cut potatoes is important for a smooth texture.

Salt and pepper, and mix with your hand.
Stage 2
10 min.
Gratin Dauphinois : Photo of step #2 Put potatoes in a pan, add 300 ml whole milk and bring to boil.

As soon as it boils, turn down heat and cook for 10 minutes.r
Stage 3
2 min.
Gratin Dauphinois : Photo of step #3 Add 300 ml cream, 1 pinch grated nutmeg and chopped ½ garlic clove.
Stage 4
20 min.
Gratin Dauphinois : Photo of step #4 Continue cooking on low heat for 20 minutes, stiring from time to time to prevent potatoes from sticking on bottom of pan.

Preheat oven to 356°F (180°C).
Stage 5
5 min.
Gratin Dauphinois : Photo of step #5 Drain potatoes, and keep cooking cream.

Divide potatoes between ramekins, distribute cooking cream on top, and add some small pieces of butter.
Stage 6
10 min.
Gratin Dauphinois : Photo of step #6 Put ramekins in a big dish or tin, filled to half the height with hot water, and cook in the oven for about 10 minutes.
Stage 7
1 min.
Gratin Dauphinois : Photo of step #7 You can finish with a short time under the grill to brown the top.

Remarks

Gratin dauphinois is excellent with a red meat. It's also an excellent family Sunday evening recipe.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 6 people : 2.56 €
Per person : 0.43 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Michel Guérard, via Dominique.
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  • I'm delighted to get your recipe updates in my email J.H. Thank you so much for sharing, Louise
    Posted by louise december 1st 2008 at 02:12 (n° 1)
  • It's still a great pleasure Louise !
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