Potato gratin

Step by step recipe:

  1. 30 min.Potato gratin : Photo of step #1
    Peel and wash 1 kg potatoes, cut into even slices.

    Wash again, drain, and dry in a tea-towel.
  2. 30 min.Potato gratin : Photo of step #2
    Put 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.
  3. 1 min.Potato gratin : Photo of step #3
    Preheat oven to 200°C or 392°F.

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

Source:

From Joël Robuchon.

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