Introduction

Gratin Dauphinois.

Yesterday we had another one of our wonderful dust storms. It was the first time that we actually were driving as it was happening under our eyes. We needed to go shopping for potatoes, I only had fingerling at home, but decided against as the huge roll of dust was rolling in as fast as we were driving. We definitely were not going to be in the middle of all that dust if we had a choice.

Small lamb chops was requested last night, and with that I could not pass up the opportunity to make a gratin dauphinois, the quick version of it, of course. Not having any russet potatoes in hand I used what I have, fingerling, and they worked just fine.

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For the lamb, I took a rack of lamb and divided the small chops from it.

 

Gratin Dauphinois - A French classic

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Gratin Dauphinois
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 3 potatoes peeled and sliced potatoes
  • 1.5 cup Gruyere cheese or Mozzarella 1.5 cup Shredded mozzarella or Gruyere cheese
  • 0.33333333333333 cup heavy cream 1/3 cup heavy cream

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven at 375º. In a large pan place the potatoes and cover with water. Add sea salt and cook until the potatoes are resisting a bit when knife inserted to feel doneness.
  • Spread evenly the butter in a gratin dish. Drain the potatoes and place half on the gratin dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper; add the desired amount of cheese to it. Cover with the remaining potatoes, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add the cream cheese and place in the hot oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Nutrition

Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 674mg | Fiber: 3g | Vitamin A: 290IU | Vitamin C: 18.2mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 5.2mg

Giangi's Kitchen provides nutritional information, but these figures should be considered estimates, as a registered dietician does not calculate them.

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