Gratin with Parmesan flavours

Gratin with Parmesan flavours
For this gratin recipe, we're going to use Parmesan cheese crumbles, which will find a final, practical use.

You'll have a potato and cauliflower gratin, with delicious Parmesan flavours, but without actually using any.
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Last modified on: April 21th 2024

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 30 min.
Gratin with Parmesan flavours
Peel 1 kg potatoes, slice (the mandolin is ideal for this), wash and drain.

Set aside.

Stage 2 - 30 min.
Gratin with Parmesan flavours
Prepare 750 g cauliflower, then slice it into thin strips - the mandolin is very handy here too.

Set aside.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
Gratin with Parmesan flavours
In a saucepan, pour 2 tablespoons of cold water, then 1 litre whole milk (the water will prevent the bottom of the pan from blackening).

Stage 4 - 1 min.
Gratin with Parmesan flavours
Add the Parmesan crumbles - you can use a lot without any problem.

Stage 5 - 20 min.
Gratin with Parmesan flavours
Add sliced potatoes, 1 sprig sage, 2 cloves garlic, salt and pepper.

Place over medium heat, and cook potatoes until tender.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
Gratin with Parmesan flavours
When they are, remove the potatoes from the pan with a skimmer or spider, leave the milk in, and drain the potatoes.

Set aside.

Stage 7 - 20 min.
Gratin with Parmesan flavours
Pour the cauliflower into the same cooking milk and cook until tender.

Stage 8 - 2 min.
Gratin with Parmesan flavours
Then drain and set aside.

Stage 9 - 3 min.
Gratin with Parmesan flavours
Preheat your oven to 200°C (390°F).

Mix together and lightly salt the potatoes and cauliflower.

Stage 10 - 3 min.
Gratin with Parmesan flavours
Pour into a buttered gratin dish.

Stage 11 - 3 min.
Gratin with Parmesan flavours
Add 250 ml liquid cream.

Stage 12 - 5 min.
Gratin with Parmesan flavours
Sprinkle over 50 g grated cheese (Comté cheese, for example, for a nice color).

Stage 13
Gratin with Parmesan flavours
Tip: The Parmesan crumbles can be cut into sticks for grilling with the gratin, and served as an aperitif.

Stage 14 - 30 min.
Gratin with Parmesan flavours
Bake at 200°C (390°F) for approximately 30 minutes.
Once the gratin is in the oven, I recommend that you set aside the cooking milk, discarding the croutes, garlic and sage, for use later in another recipe, such as a béchamel sauce.

If you don't have any Parmesan croutes, add 50g of grated Parmesan to the potato and cauliflower mixture in step 9.
1 or 2 days in the fridge, protected by cling film.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,858 Kcal or 7,779 Kj97 gr257 gr49 gr
93 %37 %24 %7 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
66 Kcal or 276 Kj3 gr9 gr2 gr
3 %1 %1 %<1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
464 Kcal or 1,943 Kj24 gr64 gr12 gr
23 %9 %6 %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
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 3.78 €
  • Per person : 0.95 €

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