Hearty potato and ham gratin


Hearty potato and ham gratin
A potato gratin with an original twist: fried diced ham with mustard.
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Last modified on: February 9th 2022

Keywords for this recipe:GratinPotatoesHamCheeseMustard
For 4 people, you will need:

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48 min.1 hour 11 min.1 hour 59 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 20 min.
Hearty potato and ham gratin : Photo of step #1

The potatoes

Peel 1 kg potatoes and slice (a mandolin is ideal for this). Rinse and dry the slices.

Stage 2 - 3 min.
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Put the potatoes into a large pan with 1 sprig rosemary. Salt, pepper and add enough milk to just cover.

Stage 3 - 30 min.
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Leave to cook on medium heat until the potatoes are tender, then drain.

Set aside.

Stage 4 - 4 min.
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The fried ham

Cut 300 g ham into small dice.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
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Melt 1 tablespoon lard in a small frying pan on high heat. When good and hot, add the ham.

Stage 6 - 8 min.
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Fry until nicely browned, stirring from time to time.

Stage 7 - 1 min.
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Take off the heat and add 2 tablespoons French mustard. Mix well.

Set aside.

Stage 8 - 5 min.
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The gratin sauce

Grate 100 g Comté cheese.

Stage 9 - 3 min.
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Put 2/3 of the grated Comté into a bowl, add 250 ml liquid cream and mix well.

Stage 10 - 3 min.
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Assembling the gratin

Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

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

Stage 11 - 2 min.
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Add the diced mustard-flavoured ham...

Stage 12 - 3 min.
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...then the rest of the potatoes...

Stage 13 - 2 min.
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...and pour the gratin sauce over.

Stage 14 - 2 min.
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Finish by scattering the remaining Comté on top.

Stage 15 - 30 min.
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Bake for about 30 minutes.
Remarks
You can use a bouquet garni or a bayleaf instead of the sprig of rosemary in stage 2.

For the ham, the ideal thing is to buy an end of ham from your butcher or deli. If not, ask for a slice about half an inch thick.
Keeping
1 or 2 days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,933 Kcal or 12,280 Kj162 gr238 gr148 gr
147 %62 %22 %22 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
120 Kcal or 502 Kj7 gr10 gr6 gr
6 %3 %1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
733 Kcal or 3,069 Kj40 gr59 gr37 gr
37 %16 %6 %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).
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 6.99 €
  • Per person : 1.75 €

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Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
PotatoesPotatoes: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Potato wallets, Super-green, super-thrifty soup, Smoky sausage and mash, Gratin Dauphinois, Fisherman's Ragout, ... All
Whole milkWhole milk: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Gâteau Basque , Caramelized pear custard tart, Rice pudding with fruit and nuts, Coffee custard, Pistachio ice cream, ... All
HamHam: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Quick flaky pizza, French toast "cordon bleu", Rice à l'italienne, Endives , Mushroom buckwheat pancakes, ... All
Liquid creamLiquid cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Black Forest gateau, Beurre blanc sauce, Pasta with mustard-cream sauce, Gratin of Endives with Mont d'Or, Fillets of sole Dieppoise, ... All
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