Tuesday, May 31, 2011

classic potato gratin

as we were to lazy to go and buy some stuff yesterday (and because we have a lot of potatoes) i made us some rustic potato gratin. i got the basic idea of the recipe from here but varied it a bit.
and after we ate everything i realiyed that i did not take any photos...
so next time i make it i will add photos!

(this is just an exemple picture to give you an idea how it should look like)
you will need:
  • 3 1/2 to 4 pounds baking potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  •  4 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces, plus extra for the casserole
  •  3 garlic cloves, chopped 
  • Salt and pepper  
  • 1 cup heavy (whipping) cream  (i added some yogurt)
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, or chives, for garnish
  1. place the sliced potatoes in a bowl with cold water and leave it for at least 30min (up to an hour).then take them out of the cloudy water and dry them with a clean towel.
  2. preheat oven to 190°C/375F
  3. butter your baking pan (earthenware is ideal, but everything works) and sprinkle about half the garlic around the edges of the buttered sides of the pan.
  4. make a layer of potatoes (i also added some onion slices), spread some butter pieces, some spoons of cream, salt and pepper and a little garlic and repeat that until your pan is filled or you are out of potatoes. end with a cream/butter layer and add some salt and pepper (you can also cover it with cheese, very delicious!)
  5. bake for an hour to an hour and a half until the potatoes are tender and the top is golden brown with some darker spots. you could spread some parsley on it and enjoy!

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