Monday, December 18, 2006

Potato Gratin

This must be the most basic potato gratin recipe, but simplicity is sometimes a good thing.

Infusing the cream with garlic by simmering slightly crushed garlic cloves in the cream would be a great addition, as would be grated parmesan over the top. Bacon would be fantastic too. No matter how the preparation, this is classic and comforting.

Thank you to Chris & Randi for my new mandoline! This potato deliciousness would be SO tedious without my new toy. I LOVE it.

Basic Potato Gratin:
(serves 6-8 as a side dish)

2 lbs new potatoes, skin on, or larger starchier potatoes, peeled
1.5 c heavy cream (can use half and half)
2 tbs butter
Salt and pepper

Slice potatoes in uniform slices. Salt and pepper to taste and layer in casserole dish. Pour cream over potatoes and dot top with butter cut into little chunks.

Bake covered for 45 minutes at 400, then uncover and cook for another 45 minutes or until potatoes are tender when stabbed with a knife and top is golden brown and crisp. Let stand a few minutes before serving.


Chris, Randi and Jonathan said...

You are very welcome!

Kristen said...

I love potato gratin, and your version of it sounds scrumptious. I need to get a mandolin. I saw my SIL practically cut her finger off with one, so I'm a little hesitant (I'm a bit of a klutz!).

By the way... thanks for visiting my blog and for all of your nice comments. It's appreciated :)

Kirsten said...

Hi Kristen, thanks for stopping in.

Yes, I have to admit that the mandoline made me a bit nervous. My stomach was a little queasy as I began using it. But I will be very careful to use the hand guard EVERY time. :)

Happy Holidays!

kiki kane said...

yummmm! May I suggest taking a look at the OXO mandoline if you are fearful of the shiny metal behemoths out there. It has nifty little pins in the hand gaurd bit to hold veggies in place and is very adjustable and cleanable and grippy.

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sildenafil said...

I love potatoes, I can see this recipe is other style to eating potatoes specially because it has heavy cream, but I'd like to know where can I get this cream?m10m