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Potato gratin

Potato gratin

This classic French recipe is made with sliced potatoes baked in milk and browned on top.

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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

For 6 people, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationCookingStart to finish
47 min.1 hour1 hour 47 min.
Preservation: Several days in the fridge.
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Step by step recipe

1 Potato gratin : Photo of step #1Peel and wash 1 kg potatoes, cut into even slices.

Wash again, drain, and dry in a tea-towel.
30 min.
2 Potato gratin : Photo of step #2Put the potato slices in a pan, cover with 1 litre milk, add salt, 2 pinches grated nutmeg and 1 Bouquet garni.

Cook until potatoes are just tender but not soft. Then drain potatoes, discard milk and bouquet garni. The milk is not used any more in this recipe.
30 min.
3 Potato gratin : Photo of step #3Preheat oven to 200°C or 392°F.

Rub 1 garlic clove all around the inside of your dish.
1 min.
4 Potato gratin : Photo of step #4Grease the dish with 1 knob butter. 1 min.
5 Potato gratin : Photo of step #5Mix 100 g Comté cheese and 300 ml cream. 3 min.
6 Potato gratin : Photo of step #6Put half the potato slices in the dish in an even layer. 3 min.
7 Potato gratin : Photo of step #7Pour in half the cheese-cream mixture. Salt & pepper. 3 min.
8 Potato gratin : Photo of step #8Add remaining potato slices in another layer. 3 min.
9 Potato gratin : Photo of step #9Pour over the remaining cheese-cream mixture. Salt & pepper again. 3 min.
10 Potato gratin : Photo of step #10Put in the oven for about 30 minutes... 30 min.
11 Potato gratin : Photo of step #11...until it's golden brown. It's ready!

Remarks

All the proportions (cream, cheese, potatoes) can be adapted to your taste. You should take care to cook the potatoes in the milk until only barely done, then drain them well.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
2138101 gr231 gr89 gr
107 %39 %22 %14 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
995 gr11 gr4 gr
5 %2 %1 %1 %
Per person
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
35616 gr38 gr14 gr
18 %6 %4 %2 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 6 people : 4.57 €
Per person : 0.76 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: From Joël Robuchon.
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