Potato Gratin

This is one of the simplest recipe, yet one of my husband’s favorite. It is really simple, cheap, and will impress everyone ! It is called Gratin Dauphinois in French, and it is a classic.

Serving : 4

Preparation : 10 minutes

– 600 gr (~1.5 lb) russet potatoes ~ 5 potatoes

– 70 gr (~2.5 oz) shredded Swiss cheese

– 1 clove of garlic

– 1 cup milk / 1 cup cream

– Salt, pepper and nutmeg

  1. Peel and wash the potatoes. Cut them in thin slices (2-3 mm).

  2. Cut the garlic clove in half

  3. In a 8*8 dish, or a similar baking dish, rub the dish with half of the garlic. Cut the garlic into really small pieces after doing that.

  4. Place a layer of potatoes in the dish.

  5. Add Salt+pepper+ a little bit of nutmeg+ a little bit of garlic on top of the layer.

  6. Repeat 4 + 5 until you are out of potatoes

  7. Last layer, place a little bit of your spice mix, add the milk and cream.

  8. Top with shredded cheese.

  9. Bake for 30-45 minutes at 375 F (you can test if it’s done by inserting a knife in the middle. If it’s easy to insert, it’s probably done, if not, leave it another 10 minutes.)