Potato gratin


Potato gratin
This classic French recipe is made with sliced potatoes baked in milk and browned on top.
930,555 14.4/5 for 284 ratings
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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

For 6 people, you will need:

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
47 min.1 hour1 hour 47 min.
Keeping: Several days in the fridge.
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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.
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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.

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).

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Source

From Joël Robuchon.

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This recipe uses (among others)
PotatoesPotatoes: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Potato and broccoli gratin, Pan-baked hash brown (Hash-brown casserole), Purée of Jerusalem artichokes with foie gras, Sorrel soup, Gratin Dauphinois, ... All
MilkMilk: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Chocolate tart, Crème brulée, Alsatian apple tart, Liège waffles, Mustard baps, ... All
CreamCream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Tartiflette, New York style pasta, Gratin Dauphinois, Quartet of brassicas with cream , Chocolate ganache, ... All
Comté cheeseComté cheese: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Involtinis, Courgettes (zuchinis) , Spinach and Comté Loaf, Mozzarella pasta bake, Small cheese and bacon rolls , ... All

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