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 1 kg 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 1 litre Milk, add salt, 2 pinches grated nutmeg and 1 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 1 garlic clove all around the inside of your dish.

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

Stage 5 - 3 min.
Potato gratin
Mix 100 g Comté cheese and 300 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
2,133 Kcal or 8,930 Kj101 gr231 gr89 gr
107 %39 %22 %14 %
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
How much will it cost?
  • For 6 people : 4.57 €
  • Per person : 0.76 €

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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: Endives "bonne femme", Chicken breasts with tarragon, Truffade, Roast in the bag pork with fondant vegetables., Potato purée , ... All
MilkMilk: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Profiteroles, Chocolate eclairs, Nantes Tourton, Chocolate rolls (petits pains), Dublin fruit scones, ... All
CreamCream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Chocolate cream with a crunch, irish coffee mousse, Vol-au-vent, Crunchy verrines, Chicken and mushroom pie, Du Barry soup, ... All
Comté cheeseComté cheese: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Involtinis, Brussels sprouts salad with smoked trout and Comté cheese, Gnocchi alla romana, Turmeric risotto, Mornay Sauce, ... All
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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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