Friday, December 25, 2009

potato gratin... 1 hour and 40 minutes

the goods:

2 garlic cloves minced
5 to 6 russet potatoes, peeled and sliced 1/8-inch thick
1 and 1/4 cup heavy cream
ground nutmeg
shredded Gruyere cheese

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Rub a 2-quart baking dish with butter. Layer potatoes in dish, overlapping slightly. Top with garlic.

In a medium saucepan, combine cream, 1/2 teaspoon plus a pinch of salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, and a pinch of nutmeg; bring to a simmer. Pour cream mixture over the top of the potatoes.

Cover dish with foil, bake 40 to 45 minutes until potatoes are tender.

Remove foil, sprinkle cheese over the top and bake until gratin is golden and cheese is bubbling. 35 to 40 minutes.

Let rest 15 minutes before serving.

1 comment:

Becca said...

I'm making a recipe that looks very similar to this for Christmas dinner. Looks delicious! Hope you guys are enjoying your day.