Prep 15 mins
Cook 50 mins
I found this recipe on the food network site and it is by Tyler Florence. It was from the "Christmas made easy" episode. Sounds really good and received high ratings from the reviewers. Note: I usually find that I need to cook my potatoes for an hour or more, but wrote his specific directions.
- 1 1⁄2 cups heavy cream
- 1 sprig fresh thyme
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- butter (to use to grease dish)
- 2 lbs russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/8-inch thick slices
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
- 1⁄2 cup parmesan cheese, grated (plus more for broiling)
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- In a saucepan, heat up the cream with a sprig of thyme, chopped garlic and nutmeg.
- While cream is heating up, butter a casserole dish. Place a layer of potato in an overlapping pattern and season with salt and pepper. Remove cream from heat, then pour a little over the potatoes. Top with some grated Parmesan. Make 2 more layers. Bake, uncovered, for 45 minutes. Sprinkle some more Parmesan and broil until cheese browns, about 5 minutes.
This was very tasty, but I would cut down on the thyme (ok I admit I don't really like it and always use 1/2 of whatever the recipe says). I also cheated a little by pre-cooking the potatoes for about 10 minutes, before slicing, to cut down on the cooking time in the oven.
I just love potato gratins,and this one was no exception.It was creamy,garlicky,rich and delicious.I did have to pop it into the microwave just to finish it off for a few minutes,as the potatoes were not quite soft enough,but that's no great problem. We had this as part of our Christmas lunch,and it was fabulous.Thanks Diner! Made for 1-2-3-4 Hit Wonders.
I scaled this back for 2 serves which as side for 3 was plenty and cooked in an 8"x8" cake pan at 175C fan forced -for the first 30 minutes with alfoil over the dish and the last 15 minutes (added more cheese at this point) without the alfoil to brown. used a lot more cheese than specified and couldn't use parmesan so used a mix of vintage cheddar and gouda (two legged gremlins had disposed of my parmesan - nearly a full wedge, was not happy - part of living with an adult with autism), thank you diner 524, made for Everyday A Holiday.