Potato gratin

Potatoes au Gratin – neglect scalloped potatoes, THIS is the creme de la creme of all potato recipes!! Also recognized as Dauphinoise Potatoes, this French classic is created with layers upon layers of finely sliced potatoes, cream, butter and cheese with a hint of fresh thyme.

Adapted from a Julia Child’s recipe, this is luxurious and extensively indulgent. Bonus: It’s the greatest make ahead potato side dish!

Potatoes au Gratin

Potatoes au Gratin? Or Scalloped Potatoes?

If you’re questioning what the difference is between Scalloped Potatoes and Au Gratin Potatoes, scalloped potatoes are manufactured with a flour-butter-milk roux, whereas Potatoes au Gratin are created with 100% indulgence: cream, butter and cheese.

So I ask you again: Potatoes au Gratin? Or Scalloped Potatoes?

There’s no contest. Cream trumps flour Each. Single. Day.

Potatoes au Gratin for the win.

All the crucial foods groups existing

I was going to say that it’s fairly remarkable how so handful of ingredients can make anything so luxurious. But the reality is, it’s pretty hard to go wrong when potatoes, cream, butter and cheese are involved.

We’re operating with all the good stuff today!

Very best sort of potatoes for au gratin

This is the sort of potato dish the place we want the potatoes to breakdown and turn into lovely and soft underneath that golden cheesy crust, so we want to make sure we use starchy potatoes. Australia – I use Sebago (individuals dirt brushed potatoes). America – Russet is ideal, and for individuals of you in the Uk, King Edward or Maris Piper are best. Or any other starchy potatoes – Dutch creams, King Edwards or red delight.

To be honest, as long as you do not use a waxy potato then it’s going to work wonderful – I’ve utilised all kinds above the many years. Waxy potatoes are the variety used for potato salads and if utilized in Potatoes au Gratin, the layers kind of slip apart and you’ll have paper-thin-potato UFO’s flying all above the area.

Been there, carried out that. Not excellent, my buddies.

How to make potatoes au gratin

Thinly sliced potato is layered with a cream-butter-garlic mixture, sprinkled with thyme and the necessary cheese in every single layer. Bake covered for 75 minutes (yes actually, it requires that long), then uncovered just to make the cheese on top wonderful and golden.

While it may well seem to be daunting to thinly slice 1 kg / 2 lb of potatoes, this is the type of process exactly where you’ll swiftly get into a rhythm. By the 3rd potato, you’ll be slicing like a pro!

Although obtaining said that, a mandolin will make short operate of it….

I am however to meet a type of potato I don’t like. And of all the approaches to cook potato, this is my favourite.

Confident, at times I stray and get fired up by my latest obsession – like Ultra Crispy Smashed Potatoes, and Parmesan Crusted Potatoes.

But Potatoes au Gratin are a classic that I’ll adore forever and ever. Initial manufactured making use of Julie Child’s recipe which then evolved slightly more than the many years to what it is these days. A slightly a lot more streamlined assembly method, the addition of garlic and… I upped the cheese.

Do you consider Julia would approve?? – Nagi x

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