Gratin Dauphinois

Step by step recipe:

  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.
  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
  3. 2 min.Gratin Dauphinois : Photo of step #3
    Add 300 ml cream, 1 pinch grated nutmeg and chopped ½ garlic clove.
  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).
  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.
  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.
  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.

Source:

Michel Guérard, via Dominique.

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