Auvergne gratin

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6,123 December 10th 2023
Auvergne gratin
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For 4 people, you will need:


PreparationCookingStart to finish
55 min.55 min.1 hour 50 min.

Step by step recipe


Preparing the vegetables

Prepare 500 g cauliflower, cut into strips (a mandolin is ideal for this).

Set aside.
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2Peel and slice 500 g potatoes (a mandolin is also ideal for this), then wash.

Set aside.
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3Prepare 400 g green cabbage, cut into julienne strips, then

set aside.
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4Place a large saucepan over medium heat and pour in 1 litre whole milk, 2 bayleaves, 1 garlic clove and 1 sprig thyme, then season with salt and pepper.Auvergne gratin : etape 25
5Pour in the cauliflower and cook until tender.

Drain and set aside.
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6Do the same with the potato slices.Auvergne gratin : etape 25
7Then add the cabbage strips.

You're done with the milk, so I suggest you remove and discard the garlic, bay leaf and thyme, then set it aside, or freeze it, for another savoury recipe (béchamel sauce in particular).
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Assembling the gratin

Preheat your oven to 200°C (390°F).

Butter a gratin dish.
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9Pour in the cauliflower.Auvergne gratin : etape 25
10Then the cabbage and half the Saint-Nectaire cheese, cut into strips.Auvergne gratin : etape 25
11Add the potatoes, pour over 250 ml liquid cream, then the other half of the Saint-Nectaire cheese, also in strips.Auvergne gratin : etape 25
12Bake at 200°C (390°F) for around 30 minutes.

Your gratin auvergnat is ready.
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To cook vegetables in milk, each time you finish cooking a vegetable, pour the contents of the saucepan (milk + vegetables) into a colander placed on a salad bowl, then pour the milk back into the saucepan for the next vegetable. It's quicker and easier than removing the vegetables with a skimmer.
As with all gratins, the quantities given are a guide only, so don't hesitate to adapt them to your own taste, or to what you have on hand.
For a more golden gratin top, sprinkle with an additional 80g of grated cheese, ideally Cantal, before putting in the oven.
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