Recipe from New Orleans Cooking by Emeril Lagasse. Simple and tasty side dish. Did add a couple of extra spices as the recipe seemed to be bland with just salt & pepper. The additions of garlic & onion powder seemed to make a difference in the layers.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Lightly grease a medium gratin dish with butter.
- Cover the bottom of the pan with an overlapping layer of potatoes.
- Lightly season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder and top with a sprinkling of cheese (about 2 tablespoons).
- Continue layering potatoes, seasoning, and cheese, ending with the remaining cheese on top.
- Pour the cream over the potatoes, pressing lightly with your hands to cover the potatoes with cream.
- Cover with aluminum foil and bake until the cheese is absorbed into the potatoes and the potatoes are tender when pierced with a knife, about 50 minutes.
- Remove the foil and bake until the mixture is bubbly and the top is golden brown, about 10 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and let rest 10 minutes before cutting into portions.