Gratin Dauphinoise

IMG_4248

So simple yet so delicious. That is the only way I can describe these cheesy and creamy potatoes from Food 52. So simply because you simply combine the ingredients, pop them in the oven and with the exception of a few stirrings, forget about them. And while the potatoes cook your entire house will fill with the fragrance of them roasting and bubbling away. It gives you the time to prepare the rest of your dinner—grilled steak is particularly good with this dish— or do nothing at all. In the end you’ll be rewarded with a delicious side dish that just make you want to skip the main course all together!

POTATOES DAUPHINOISE

clove garlic, peeled and halved3 cups milk

3 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and sliced very thin (a mandoline works well for this)

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1 1/2teaspoons coarse sea salt

Freshly ground white pepper to taste

1 cup grated Comté or other aged hard cheese

1/2cup crème fraîche

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Rub the inside of a large ceramic gratin dish with the garlic.
  • Arrange the potatoes in an even layer in the dish.
  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine the milk, eggs and salt then pour the mixture over the potatoes.
  • Sprinkle generously with pepper.
  • Bake, occasionally cutting the crust that forms on top and gently folding it into the potatoes, until the gratin is golden, about 55 minutes.
  • Remove the gratin dish from the oven and sprinkle with the grated cheese, then dab the gratin with crème fraîche.
  • Return the dish to the oven and bake until the top is very crisp and golden, about 15 minutes.
  • Allow to sit for 5 minutes before serving.

 Serves 8

Advertisements

Tagged: , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

One Real Peach.

reflections on the heartbreak and hilarity of mothering, writing, and living authentically

Wine and Cheese (Doodles)

Salty observations about life, love, and living abroad

Sprouted Kitchen

The food that accompanies my adventures!

Not Without Salt

Delicious Recipes and Food Photography by Ashley Rodriguez.

101 Cookbooks

The food that accompanies my adventures!

Local Milk Blog

The food that accompanies my adventures!

Spoon & Shutter

In and out of the kitchen with Susan and Ted Axelrod

Plating Up

The food that accompanies my adventures!

A Life of Spice

Food, Culture and Lifestyle with Monica Bhide

The Blueberry Files

The food that accompanies my adventures!

Zosia Cooks

The food that accompanies my adventures!

Yummy Supper

The food that accompanies my adventures!

What Julie Ate

It's a delicious life, but somebody has to live it.

United Noshes

The food that accompanies my adventures!

The Bitten Word

The food that accompanies my adventures!

Savory Simple

Everyday Gourmet Recipes

Hip Foodie Mom

The food that accompanies my adventures!

From Away

Cooking and Eating in Maine

Always Order Dessert

The food that accompanies my adventures!

Yankee Kitchen Ninja

The food that accompanies my adventures!

%d bloggers like this: