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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

Stage 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.
Stage 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.
Stage 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.
Stage 4
1 min.
Potato gratin : Photo of step #4 Grease the dish with 1 knob butter.
Stage 5
3 min.
Potato gratin : Photo of step #5 Mix 100 g Comté cheese and 300 ml cream.
Stage 6
3 min.
Potato gratin : Photo of step #6 Put half the potato slices in the dish in an even layer.
Stage 7
3 min.
Potato gratin : Photo of step #7 Pour in half the cheese-cream mixture. Salt & pepper.
Stage 8
3 min.
Potato gratin : Photo of step #8 Add remaining potato slices in another layer.
Stage 9
3 min.
Potato gratin : Photo of step #9 Pour over the remaining cheese-cream mixture. Salt & pepper again.
Stage 10
30 min.
Potato gratin : Photo of step #10 Put in the oven for about 30 minutes...
Stage 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

% 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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Your 1 comments or questions on this recipe

  • An old favorite, this version is beautiful my only addition was to a little grated nutmeg in the cheese and cream sauce and half an onion and bay leaf in the milk I cooked the potato then I discard it along with the milk. Lovely for a special occasion.
    Posted by Suzannah february 15th 2011 at 00:29 (n° 1)

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