The strange gratin

The strange gratin
Here is a recipe for a gratin that is a little unusual in its ingredients, which allows the use of vegetable tops and leftover cheese, but for a very successful taste despite everything.
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Last modified on: July 20th 2022

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For 6 people, you will need:
  • 1 turnip (or other vegetable) tops 200 g turnip (or other vegetable) tops
  • 2 butter 20 g butter
  • 3 cauliflower 300 g cauliflower
  • 4 olive oil 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 cooked potatoes 300 g cooked potatoes
  • 6 liquid cream 250 ml liquid cream
  • 7 cheese 100 g cheese
  • 8 salt salt
  • 9 pepper pepper
  • Total weight: 1,230 grams

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
27 min.1 hour 3 min.1 hour 30 min.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 3 min.
The strange gratin
Prepare 200 g turnip (or other vegetable) tops (See these tips) then cook them into a pan over medium heat with 20 g butter (The frenchs said "faire tomber").

Set aside.

Stage 2 - 10 min.
The strange gratin
Preheat your oven to 200°C (390°F).

Prepare 300 g cauliflower, put it in a bowl, sprinkle it with 4 tablespoons olive oil, salt, pepper and mix well.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
The strange gratin
Pour onto a sheet of baking paper placed on a baking sheet...

Stage 4 - 20 min.
The strange gratin
...and bake for 15-20 minutes.

Do not turn off the oven at the end of cooking.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
The strange gratin
Butter a casserole dish, and pour in the cauliflower.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
The strange gratin
Add the leaves and salt lightly.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
The strange gratin
Then 300 g cooked potatoes cut into slices, salt again slightly.

Stage 8 - 1 min.
The strange gratin
Pour 250 ml liquid cream.

Stage 9 - 4 min.
The strange gratin
And finish with 100 g cheese, which you will grate or cut into strips depending on what you have on hand (here 2 leftover cheeses, Comté and Brie).

Stage 10 - 40 min.
The strange gratin
Bake for 30 to 40 minutes.
The proportions of tops, cauliflower and potatoes are indicative, make with what you have on hand.

For the cheese, it is interesting to put several different ones, for example leftovers, even a little dry, which can be used without waste.
1 or 2 days in the refrigerator, protected by a stretch film.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,093 Kcal or 8,763 Kj42 gr83 gr177 gr
105 %16 %8 %27 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
170 Kcal or 712 Kj3 gr7 gr14 gr
9 %1 %1 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
349 Kcal or 1,461 Kj7 gr14 gr30 gr
17 %3 %1 %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).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk
How much will it cost?
  • For 6 people : 2.83 €
  • Per person : 0.47 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
CauliflowerCauliflower: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Thaï rice with small vegetables, Auvergne gratin, Cauliflower and chickpea salad, Two-colour cauliflower salad, Parmesan cauliflower cheese, ... All
Cooked potatoesCooked potatoes: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Frichti from Bruxelles, Creamy artichokes, Baked Camembert with Walnuts, Thin spinach and potato tart, Baked salmon fillet, ... All
Liquid creamLiquid cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Involtinis, Creamy risotto with vegetables , Rosemary steamed fish, Blackberry and almond fondant tart, Little vanilla, clementine and chestnut verrines, ... All
Turnip (or other vegetable) topsTurnip (or other vegetable) tops: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Tenderloin steak with beetroot tops and mushrooms, Gratin of beet tops and potatoes, Turnip top soup, Polenta with beetroot tops, Carrot-top pesto, ... All
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