Smoky potato and potimarron gratin


Smoky potato and potimarron gratin
This gratin has an unusual twist: it not only combines potatoes with potimarron, the potatoes are boiled in the water left after cooking a Morteau sausage, to give a lovely smoky flavour. Guaranteed to transport your tastebuds to eastern France!
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Last modified on: March 13th 2019

For 4 people, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 2 people 4 people 8 people 12 people

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
55 min.1 hour 15 min.2 hours 10 min.
Keeping: Several days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
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Stage 1
Smoky potato and potimarron gratin : Photo of step #1
For this recipe, you will need the cooking water left after boiling a Morteau sausage (or other smoked sausage) for an earlier recipe.

If you don't have any, use chicken stock instead.

Stage 2 - 15 min.
Smoky potato and potimarron gratin : Photo of step #2
Peel and rinse 750 g potatoes and slice, though not too thinly (it's no secret that a mandolin is the best tool for this).

Rinse again, dry and put in a large saucepan with salt and pepper.

Stage 3 - 25 min.
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Add enough smoky cooking water to cover and boil until barely tender.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
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Drain thoroughly.

Stage 5 - 15 min.
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Prepare 750 g potimarron (Japanese chestnut pumpkin), cut into small pieces and put in a large saucepan.

Stage 6 - 1 min.
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Add milk to just cover.

Stage 7 - 20 min.
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Cook until barely tender.

Stage 8 - 5 min.
Smoky potato and potimarron gratin : Photo of step #8
Drain thoroughly.

Stage 9 - 2 min.
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Buttera gratin dish.

Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Stage 10 - 4 min.
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Spread the potatoes and potimarron in the dish.

Stage 11 - 3 min.
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Put 250 ml liquid cream, 100 g grated cheese, salt and pepper into a bowl and mix well.

Stage 12 - 5 min.
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Pour this mixture over the vegetables and finish with a little grated cheese so that the top browns nicely.

Stage 13 - 30 min.
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Bake for about 30 minutes. Take out of the oven as soon as the top is nicely browned.

Remarks

It you have just cooked the sausage that day, you can include some in your gratin for extra smoky flavour.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,179 Kcal or 9,123 Kj103 gr231 gr93 gr
109 %40 %22 %14 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
82 Kcal or 343 Kj4 gr9 gr4 gr
4 %1 %1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
545 Kcal or 2,282 Kj26 gr58 gr23 gr
27 %10 %5 %4 %
% 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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Home made.

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Whole milkWhole milk: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Milk rolls, Caramelized pear custard tart, Hot chocolate, Celeriac and mushroom gratin, Creamy plum and pear clafoutis, ... All
PotatoesPotatoes: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Sarladaise potatoes, Warm Leek and Potato Salad, Big knife-cut chips (French fries) , Avengers' potatoes, Endive and beer soup, ... All
Potimarron (Japanese chestnut pumpkin)Potimarron (Japanese chestnut pumpkin): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Stuffed pumpkin gratin, Triple-Cheese Pumpkin Gratin, Potimarron and Parmesan tart, Potimarron (Japanese chestnut pumpkin) purée, Potimarron braised in meat jus, ... All
Liquid creamLiquid cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Lemon and lime cakes, Risotto-style celeriac, Madras rice, Pan-fried scallops and chanterelles with Noilly Prat sauce, Croque-monsieur complet, ... All

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