Gratin Dauphinois is a huge classic in French cuisine. It’s from the Dauphiné region situated in south eastern France (next to Italy) and made with potatoes, milk, cream, garlic, salt & pepper. Cheap, easy to make and tasty…We’re not asking for more!
Preparation time: 20m – Cooking Time: 50 mn
1 1/2 lbs of potatoes
1/8 lbs (55 g/2 oz) of butter
2 cups of milk
5/8 cup of sour cream (creme fraiche)
1 garlic clove
Salt & Pepper
1 pinch of nutmeg
1/ Peel potatoes and clean them. Dry them in a clean cloth. Cut them into very thin slices. (Dont wash them after cutting, it wouldn’t come out as good).
2/ Cop garlic. Boil milk with garlic, salt, pepper and nutmeg.
3/ Preheat oven to 350° F (180° C/Th 6).
3/ Pour sliced potatoes into the milk. Let it boil smoothly for 10 mn stiring often.
4/ Grease a baking pan with butter. Dice the rest of it. Pour potatoes and milk into the pan. Pour cream and top with butter dices.
5/ Bake in oven for 50 minutes. (It’s ready when potatoes are tender and sauce slightly boiling)
Serve with meat and a salad.