Gratin "grilled inside"

Gratin "grilled inside"
We think of a classic gratin, potatoes and cauliflower, but in this recipe we start by grilling them before assembling the gratin, which gives a slightly crunchy texture, and especially a delicious taste.
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Last modified on: September 25th 2022

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19 min.1 hour 25 min.1 hour 44 min.
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Stage 1 - 30 min.
Gratin "grilled inside"
Wash 800 g potatoes, cut them into pieces and cook in a large pot of salted water until they are tender.

I used new potatoes here, if you don't have any, use the classic ones, but peel them.

Stage 2 - 4 min.
Gratin "grilled inside"
Drain the potatoes, then pour them into a salad bowl.

Add 4 tablespoons olive oil and mix well.

Preheat your oven to 200°C (390°F).

Stage 3 - 3 min.
Gratin "grilled inside"
Place a sheet of baking paper in a baking tray.

Spread the oiled potatoes on top, and place the cauliflower (here a small one) next to it, which you will also coat with olive oil with a brush.

Add salt and pepper.

Stage 4 - 30 min.
Gratin "grilled inside"
Bake for about 30 minutes, until the vegetables are golden brown.

Do not turn off the oven.

Stage 5 - 1 min.
Gratin "grilled inside"
Butter a casserole dish, and pour the potatoes in the bottom.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
Gratin "grilled inside"

Stage 7 - 1 min.
Gratin "grilled inside"
...and place it on the potatoes.

Stage 8 - 2 min.
Gratin "grilled inside"
Add the roasted cauliflower cut into pieces.

Stage 9 - 2 min.
Gratin "grilled inside"
Pour the béchamel sauce on top.

Stage 10 - 3 min.
Gratin "grilled inside"
Finish by 50 g grated cheese and put in the oven...

Stage 11 - 25 min.
Gratin "grilled inside"
...for about 25 minutes.
If you don't have a spring onion at step 6, replace it with a shallot or remove it.

As always with gratins, the proportions are very indicative, so feel free to adapt.
1 or 2 days in the refrigerator, protected by a stretch film.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,827 Kcal or 7,649 Kj47 gr204 gr93 gr
91 %18 %19 %14 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
108 Kcal or 452 Kj3 gr12 gr6 gr
5 %1 %1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
305 Kcal or 1,277 Kj8 gr34 gr15 gr
15 %3 %3 %2 %
% 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, Gluten
How much will it cost?
  • For 6 people : 2.64 €
  • Per person : 0.44 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
PotatoesPotatoes: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Potato tortilla (Spanish omelette), Sarladaise potatoes, Ardennes Salad, Fisherman's Ragout, Hearty potato and ham gratin, ... All
CauliflowerCauliflower: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Roscoff salad, Spicy roast cauliflower gratin, Cauliflower coconut curry, Sliced cauliflower with 3 cheeses, Country vegetable soup, ... All
Bechamel sauceBechamel sauce: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Spinach and cauliflower with sesame béchamel sauce, Ham "friand" pie, Asparagus and spinach gratin, Leek and Mimolette tart, Moussaka, ... All
Grated cheeseGrated cheese: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Quick stuffed courgettes, Cauliflower and chickpea purée, Breton Pie, Creamy rice with spinach, Gratin-style spinach and chicken omelette , ... All
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