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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:

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


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.

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).

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Source

From Joël Robuchon.

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