Gratin du Nord

Step by step recipe:

  1. 10 min.Gratin du Nord : Photo of step #1
  2. 5 min.Gratin du Nord : Photo of step #2
    Prepare 1 onion.

    Set aside.
  3. 10 min.Gratin du Nord : Photo of step #3
    Prepare and chop 700 g endives (head of chicory).

    Set aside.
  4. 4 min.Gratin du Nord : Photo of step #4
    Pour 2 tablespoons oil into a large non-stick frying pan on high heat. When really hot, add 200 g small pieces of bacon.

    Fry for 3 or 4 minutes, then set aside, leaving the bacon fat in the pan.
  5. 2 min.Gratin du Nord : Photo of step #5
    Cook the chopped onion in the bacon fat for 1 or 2 minutes without colouring.
  6. 1 min.Gratin du Nord : Photo of step #6
    Add the leeks and endives and mix well.
  7. 10 min.Gratin du Nord : Photo of step #7
    Add the bacon and 150 ml beer, then leave to reduce gently on low heat.
  8. 3 min.Gratin du Nord : Photo of step #8
    Preheat the oven to 360°F (180°C).

    Butter a gratin dish and arrange a first layer of potato slices in the bottom (half the 800 g cooked potato).
  9. 2 min.Gratin du Nord : Photo of step #9
    Spread the leek and endive mixture over the top.
  10. 3 min.Gratin du Nord : Photo of step #10
    Add the remaining potato slices in a second layer.
  11. 3 min.Gratin du Nord : Photo of step #11
    Top with the sliced 400 g Maroilles cheese.
  12. 40 min.Gratin du Nord : Photo of step #12
    Bake for 30 to 40 minutes until the Maroilles is melted and beginning to brown.

Remarks:

This recipe has only vague proportions, so do feel free to adapt it to your own taste, with a little more or a little less of the various ingredients.

And to drink?

The perfect match: beer, of course, from northern France if possible. Why not the same beer as you have used in the recipe?

Source:

Home made.

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