Thursday, November 4, 2010
Pommes Dauphinois FFwD
This Friday's recipe for French Fridays with Dorie was Potato Gratin. What is not to love about potato gratin. Simple ingredients combined to make a bubbly plate of delicious goodness.
Garlic and heavy cream is brought to a gentle simmer. Potatoes are sliced with a mandoline and arranged in a pan in overlapping circles. Each layer is sprinkled with salt and pepper and some warm cream. When the pan is filled, it is covered with shredded cheese. The gratin is baked for 45 mins and then allowed to rest while the potatoes absorb a little more cream.
I am biased towards any dish made with potatoes. However, we have a favorite gratin that is made with grueyere and creme fraiche that is hard to surpass.