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!
14,6712.5/5 for 4 ratings
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Last modified on: March 13th 2019

For 4 people, you will need:

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55 min.1 hour 15 min.2 hours 10 min.
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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.
Smoky potato and potimarron gratin : Photo of step #3
Add enough smoky cooking water to cover and boil until barely tender.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
Smoky potato and potimarron gratin : Photo of step #4
Drain thoroughly.

Stage 5 - 15 min.
Smoky potato and potimarron gratin : Photo of step #5
Prepare 750 g potimarron (Japanese chestnut pumpkin), cut into small pieces and put in a large saucepan.

Stage 6 - 1 min.
Smoky potato and potimarron gratin : Photo of step #6
Add milk to just cover.

Stage 7 - 20 min.
Smoky potato and potimarron gratin : Photo of step #7
Cook until barely tender.

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

Stage 9 - 2 min.
Smoky potato and potimarron gratin : Photo of step #9
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.
Smoky potato and potimarron gratin : Photo of step #13
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.

Keeping:

Several days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.

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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Source

Home made.

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Whole milkWhole milk: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Celeriac and mushroom gratin, Pistachio confectioner's custard, Pistachio ice cream, Chocolate and vanilla crème brûlée, Hot chocolate, ... All
PotatoesPotatoes: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: How to cook potato grenaille , Green bean purée, Gratin Comtois, Endives "bonne femme", Chicken breasts with tarragon, ... All
Potimarron (Japanese chestnut pumpkin)Potimarron (Japanese chestnut pumpkin): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Potimarron braised in meat jus, Stuffed pumpkin gratin, Pumpkin and red-bean tortillas, Triple-Cheese Pumpkin Gratin, Potimarron and celeriac autumn soup, ... All
Liquid creamLiquid cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pistachio ice cream, Blackberry and almond fondant tart, Cauliflower curry, Gratin of Endives with Mont d'Or, Crusty cockle tart, ... All

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