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

Keywords for this recipe:GratinPotatoesCreamCheeseOven cooked
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Stage 1 - 30 min.
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Peel and wash 1 kg potatoes, cut into even slices.

Wash again, drain, and dry in a tea-towel.

Stage 2 - 30 min.
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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.
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Preheat oven to 200°C or 392°F.

Rub 1 garlic clove all around the inside of your dish.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
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Grease the dish with 1 knob butter.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
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Mix 100 g Comté cheese and 300 ml cream.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
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Put half the potato slices in the dish in an even layer.

Stage 7 - 3 min.
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Pour in half the cheese-cream mixture. Salt & pepper.

Stage 8 - 3 min.
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Add remaining potato slices in another layer.

Stage 9 - 3 min.
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Pour over the remaining cheese-cream mixture. Salt & pepper again.

Stage 10 - 30 min.
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Put in the oven for about 30 minutes...

Stage 11
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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.
Keeping
Several days in the fridge.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,139 Kcal or 8,956 Kj101 gr232 gr89 gr
107 %39 %22 %14 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
99 Kcal or 414 Kj5 gr11 gr4 gr
5 %2 %1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
357 Kcal or 1,495 Kj17 gr39 gr15 gr
18 %6 %4 %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).
How much will it cost?
  • For 6 people : 4.57 €
  • Per person : 0.76 €

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Source
From Joël Robuchon.
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  • 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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