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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Stage 1 - 30 min.
Potato gratin
Peel and wash 2 kgs potatoes, cut into even slices.

Wash again, drain, and dry in a tea-towel.

Stage 2 - 30 min.
Potato gratin
Put the potato slices in a pan, cover with 2 litres Milk, add salt, 4 pinches grated nutmeg and 2 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.
Potato gratin
Preheat oven to 200°C or 392°F.

Rub 2 cloves garlic all around the inside of your dish.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
Potato gratin
Grease the dish with 2 knobs butter.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
Potato gratin
Mix 200 g Comté cheese and 600 ml cream.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
Potato gratin
Put half the potato slices in the dish in an even layer.

Stage 7 - 3 min.
Potato gratin
Pour in half the cheese-cream mixture. Salt & pepper.

Stage 8 - 3 min.
Potato gratin
Add remaining potato slices in another layer.

Stage 9 - 3 min.
Potato gratin
Pour over the remaining cheese-cream mixture. Salt & pepper again.

Stage 10 - 30 min.
Potato gratin
Put in the oven for about 30 minutes...

Stage 11
Potato gratin
...until it's golden brown. It's ready!
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.
Several days in the fridge.
From Joël Robuchon.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
4,265 Kcal or 17,857 Kj202 gr461 gr179 gr
213 %78 %44 %27 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
99 Kcal or 414 Kj5 gr11 gr4 gr
5 %2 %1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
355 Kcal or 1,486 Kj17 gr38 gr15 gr
18 %6 %4 %2 %
% 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, Celery
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  • For 12 people : 9.13 €
  • Per person : 0.76 €

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  • An old favorite, this version is beautiful my only addition was to a little grated nutmeg in the cheese and cream sauce and half an onion and bay leaf in the milk I cooked the potato then I discard it along with the milk.Lovely for a special occasion.
    Posted by Suzannah february 15th 2011 at 00:29 n° 1
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