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

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47 min.1 hour1 hour 47 min.
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Stage 1 - 30 min.
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Peel and wash 333 g 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 333 ml milk, add salt, 1 pinch grated nutmeg and 13 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 13 garlic clove all around the inside of your dish.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
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Grease the dish with 13 knob butter.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
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Mix 33 g Comté cheese and 100 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.

Keeping:

Several days in the fridge.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,009 Kcal or 4,224 Kj37 gr81 gr60 gr
50 %14 %8 %9 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
123 Kcal or 515 Kj4 gr10 gr7 gr
6 %2 %1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
505 Kcal or 2,114 Kj18 gr41 gr30 gr
25 %7 %4 %5 %
% 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

From Joël Robuchon.

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This recipe uses (among others)
PotatoesPotatoes: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Gratin Comtois, Crème de foie gras, Chicken breasts with tarragon, Baked potatoes with poached egg and tuna sauce , Minestrone, ... All
MilkMilk: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Alsatian apple tart, Potato Waffles with Smoked Salmon, Household cake (Gâteau de ménage), Gougères, Lime crémeux, ... All
CreamCream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Baker's chicken and potato tart, New tiramisu, "BN style" chocolate-filled biscuits, Hot sesame-cream chicken tartines, Caesar salad, ... All
Comté cheeseComté cheese: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Deep leek and potato quiche, Chicken Brussels pie, Mini cheese and mustard toasts, Fougasse with bacon and Comté, Comtoise endive salad, ... All

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