Twice Baked Mini Potato Dauphinoise - Potato Gratin Muffins

Recipe by French Tart




  • You will need a deep 12 hole Muffin tin or 2 X 4 hole Yorkshire pudding tins.
  • Preheat the oven to 200C, 400F or Gas Mark 6.
  • Using 1 ounce of the butter, grease the muffin or Yorkshire pudding tins well. You can line the base with greaseproof baking paper for ease of removal if you wish.
  • Arrange the potatoes in the tin/s holes in layers - seasoning every other layer or so with the crushed garlic, salt & pepper.
  • Carry on until all the potatoes are used up.
  • Stir the creme fraiche with a wooden spoon to thin it down a bit - and then place a spoon on top of each mini potato gratin.
  • Sprinkle some grated cheese on top and then top each gratin with flecks of the remaining butter.
  • Grate some nutmeg on top and bake in the oven for about 30 to 45 minutes; it depends on which tin you are using - a muffin tin will take less time to bake than a Yorkshire Pudding tin as the holes are smaller!
  • Serve with all types of daubes, casseroles, stews, roast dinners OR as a light lunch with crisp green salad & crusty French bread!
  • To freeze:
  • Freeze in the tin after assembling them and when frozen, remove and place into zip-lock bags or plastic containers.(It is best to line the base with greasproof paper if you intend to freeze them - they are easier to remove from the tin!).
  • Defrost and bake on a large greased and/or lined baking tray - temperature as before; or place into muffin/Yorkshire pudding tins to help keep their shape. I never need to do this - please see my photos,it's up to you!