Gratin Dauphinois (Cheese / Cream Potatoes)

Recipe by Derf2440
READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat the oven to 325 degrees.
  • Peel the potatoes, wipe clean with a damp cloth and cut them into thin slices.
  • Do not wash or soak them in water as this would remove the starch essential to the correct consistency of the dish.
  • Pour the milk into a large saucepan, season with salt, freshly ground pepper and nutmeg to taste and add the butter cut into small pieces.
  • Place over a medium heat, beat with a birch (wire) whisk and bring slowly to boiling point, add the potatoes and the cream gradually, reduce the heat and simmer very slowly for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Rub a large gratin dish with the cut clove of garlic, butter it generously and pour in the potato mixture.
  • Scatter the cheese on top and bake very slowly for 1 1/2 hours until a crisp brown crust has formed.
  • Serve immediately.
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