“Give Love, Get Love” Potatoes au Gratin

By Jackie DeKnock  ,   

January 15, 2016

Kitchen Confidence Rating Scale:

Budget Rating Scale:

  • Yields: 6 Servings

Ingredients

2 pounds red potatoes, peeled

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

1 cup grated Emmental or Gruyere cheese

1 1/4 cups 35% whipping cream, room temperature

1/2 cup milk, if needed, boiled and kept warm

Freshly ground black pepper

Method

Heat oven to 300°F. Slice the potatoes into 1/8 inch slice, place in bowl and cover with cold water. Let soak for at least an hour, drain well and pat dry.

Using 1 tablespoon of the butter to coat the bottom and sides of a 10 inch, 2" deep baking dish. Arrange potatoes in layers, after each layer add cheese, pepper and small amount of butter. Repeat to use all the potatoes, finishing the top with cheese and the last of the butter.

Heat the cream, VERY GENTLY, until butter begins to appear. Immediately pour the cream over the potato layers. It should come up the side of the pan about halfway, add milk if needed.

Bake for 1 1/2 hours 90 Minutesuntil top is lightly browned. The cream should have absorbed into the potatoes, which should be tender, not mushy. Remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes 10 Minutes, loosely covered.

Gourmet Safari Rating Scales

Kitchen Confidence Rating Scale:

We’ve designed a handy ‘from the heart’ kitchen confidence rating scale for you to guide you through the recipes (yep, we think of everything)!
= Everyday deliciously simple. Pretty quick, just get the food on the table pronto!
= Put your heart into it! Takes a little more time ‘n TLC!
= Go the extra mile! Gourmet – takes time and/or special ingredients and/or technique – worth the extra effort for the impressive WOW factor!
= You walk on water! You must be a Chef!


Budget Rating Scale:

We’ve designed a handy budget rating scale for you to guide you (and your wallet) through the recipes. Recipes are graded from the ‘high-end caviar-type budget’ to the ‘lower-end spam canned meat type-budget’.
= Spam (aka low budget)
= Mac ‘n Cheese (aka mid budget)
= Filet Mignon (aka higher budget)
= Caviar (aka expensive…but you’re worth it!)

00:00

0 Reviews

All fields are required to submit a review.