Gratin Dauphinois is one of the most delicious of French recipes and yet it is so very simple in terms of the ingredients and the making of this gorgeous dish.
It is basically a dish made with the humble potato and with the addition of cream and garlic it is turned into a truly magnificent French dish that can be served as a side dish or just on its own when the mood takes you.
However, if you have never tasted this dish – beware, it is addictive! It is one of our favourite of French dishes and yet it is so simple and very inexpensive to make.
Potatoes are one of our little friends in the kitchen - they are inexpensive - even more so it you are able to grow your own and yet they make the most wonderful dishes from frites (chips to most of us) to roast potatoes, sauté potatoes, potato nests and in this instance, the beautiful gratin dauphinois.
Wait for the most wonderful aroma during the last half hour or so coming from your kitchen!
Serve with your chosen meat such as ham or sausage, or with a green salad. Its good on its own too when you feel in the need of comfort eating – especially with a glass of wine and some crusty French bread.