Gratin du Nord

Gratin du Nord
This gratin combines the flavours that are so characteristic of France's northern region: endives (chicory), beer and Maroilles cheese.
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Last modified on: January 21th 2018

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37 min.56 min.1 hour 33 min.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 10 min.
Gratin du Nord

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Gratin du Nord
Prepare 1 onion.

Set aside.

Stage 3 - 10 min.
Gratin du Nord
Prepare and chop 700 g endives (head of chicory).

Set aside.

Stage 4 - 4 min.
Gratin du Nord
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.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
Gratin du Nord
Cook the chopped onion in the bacon fat for 1 or 2 minutes without colouring.

Stage 6 - 1 min.
Gratin du Nord
Add the leeks and endives and mix well.

Stage 7 - 10 min.
Gratin du Nord
Add the bacon and 150 ml beer, then leave to reduce gently on low heat.

Stage 8 - 3 min.
Gratin du Nord
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 potatoes).

Stage 9 - 2 min.
Gratin du Nord
Spread the leek and endive mixture over the top.

Stage 10 - 3 min.
Gratin du Nord
Add the remaining potato slices in a second layer.

Stage 11 - 3 min.
Gratin du Nord
Top with the sliced 400 g Maroilles cheese.

Stage 12 - 40 min.
Gratin du Nord
Bake for 30 to 40 minutes until the Maroilles is melted and beginning to brown.
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?
Several days in the fridge, with the dish covered with plastic film.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
4,208 Kcal or 17,618 Kj149 gr249 gr291 gr
210 %57 %23 %44 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
148 Kcal or 620 Kj5 gr9 gr10 gr
7 %2 %1 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
701 Kcal or 2,935 Kj25 gr41 gr48 gr
35 %10 %4 %7 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk
How much will it cost?
  • For 6 people : 10.95 €
  • Per person : 1.83 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Cooked potatoesCooked potatoes: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Stuffed mushrooms au gratin, Röstis, Creamy artichokes, Seb's Italian-style aperitif slices, Beetroot and fried chicken salad, ... All
Endives (head of chicory)Endives (head of chicory): You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Endives "bonne femme", Endives , Comtoise endive salad, Thin endive tart, Endive and cheese salad with croutons, ... All
Maroilles cheeseMaroilles cheese: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Ch'ti mussel tarts, Maroilles cheese quiche, ... All
Small pieces of baconSmall pieces of bacon: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Special Cheese and Walnut Sticks, Small cheese and bacon rolls , Rabbit civet, Quiche Lorraine, Lumberjack turnovers, ... All
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