Bourguignon potatoes

Bourguignon potatoes
Potatoes cooked "bourguignon" (or Burgundy) style is a delicious twist on a classic potato gratin.

The potatoes are cooked in milk, with added flavour from lardons and fried onions. A tasty topping of cream with Époisses cheese is poured over just before the dish goes in the oven.
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Last modified on: August 12th 2021

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 15 min.
Bourguignon potatoes
Peel and slice 1 kg potatoes, then rinse and drain.

Stage 2 - 2 min.
Bourguignon potatoes
Put in a large saucepan, add 1 litre whole milk, 1 bayleaf, 4 leaves sage and 1 garlic clove.

Salt and pepper.

Stage 3 - 30 min.
Bourguignon potatoes
Bring to a gentle boil and cook until the potatoes are soft.

Discard the herbs and garlic, then drain, keeping the milk for another savoury recipe (bechamel sauce for example).

Set aside the potatoes.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
Bourguignon potatoes
Prepare 2 onions and chop finely.

Set aside.

Stage 5 - 8 min.
Bourguignon potatoes
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a frying pan on medium heat.

When good and hot, add 200 g small pieces of bacon.

Fry, stirring from time to time.

Stage 6 - 1 min.
Bourguignon potatoes
Add the chopped onions...

Stage 7 - 3 min.
Bourguignon potatoes
...and cook for a few minutes until softened.

Take off the heat and set aside.

Stage 8 - 5 min.
Bourguignon potatoes
Bring 250 ml liquid cream to the boil in a small pan on medium heat.

Stage 9 - 1 min.
Bourguignon potatoes
Add 150 g Époisses cut into pieces.

Stage 10 - 5 min.
Bourguignon potatoes
Stir frequently until the cheese has melted.

Take off the heat and check the seasoning.

Stage 11 - 2 min.
Bourguignon potatoes
Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Butter a gratin dish and arrange half the potatoes in an even layer.

Stage 12 - 2 min.
Bourguignon potatoes
Add the bacon and onions.

Stage 13 - 2 min.
Bourguignon potatoes
Top with the remaining potatoes.

Stage 14 - 2 min.
Bourguignon potatoes
Pour the cream with Époisses over.

Stage 15 - 2 min.
Bourguignon potatoes
Finish with 50 g grated cheese...

Stage 16 - 30 min.
Bourguignon potatoes
...and brown in the oven for about 30 minutes.
You can use another cheese of similar style (soft paste and full-flavoured) instead of the Époisses, but replacing it will lose the link to Burgundy.

A bouquet garni will do fine instead of the bayleaf and sage.
Several days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,510 Kcal or 14,696 Kj128 gr255 gr219 gr
175 %49 %24 %33 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
131 Kcal or 548 Kj5 gr10 gr8 gr
7 %2 %1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
585 Kcal or 2,449 Kj21 gr43 gr37 gr
29 %8 %4 %6 %
% 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 : 9.89 €
  • Per person : 1.65 €

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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: Truffade original, Maroilles cheese quiche, Vegetable pie, Late Winter Soup with Fresh Spinach, Boeuf (beef) bourguignon, ... All
Whole milkWhole milk: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Hearty potato and ham gratin, Celery soup bourguignonne style, Pear and chocolate tart with a hint of mint, Potimarron and leek soup, Hot chocolate, ... All
Liquid creamLiquid cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Icelandic-style fish and vegetable pie, Celeriac in cream and mustard sauce, Chocolate sauce, Turban of sole with langoustines, Beurre blanc sauce, ... All
Small pieces of baconSmall pieces of bacon: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Alsatian-style salad, Small cheese and bacon rolls , Chicken pie, Bistro-style cabbage salad, Bacon rolls, ... All
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