French Cabbage and Ham Gratin

Recipe by Polar Bear
READY IN: 1hr 25mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F.
  • Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil.
  • Separate cabbage leaves and blanch for 5 minutes in the boiling water.
  • Drain and squeeze hard in a clean cloth.
  • Rub duck fat on the bottom and sides of a gratin dish.
  • Layer the dish with 1/3 of the cabbage, 1/3 of the creme fraiche, 1/3 of the cheese and half the ham, adding pepper and a little salt as you go along (remember ham has salt already).
  • Repeat the layers once, then cover with a last layer of cabbage and finish with the rest of the cheese and creme fraiche.
  • Scatter with the breadcrumbs and drizzle with the remaining duck fat.
  • Place the gratin dish on top of a baking tray to catch overflow and bake for 25 minutes until crust is golden and the gratin is bubbling at the edges.
  • To serve, cut the layers with a sharp spoon.
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