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.
NOTE: If you include cheese with this dish then strictly speaking that would be Gratin Savoyard. Use comté cheese or gruyère, they are delicious and look lovely when cooked.
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 or fries to most of us), to roast potatoes, sauté potatoes, potato nests and in this instance, the beautiful gratin dauphinois.
Using a French mandolin to slice the potatoes will ensure that the slices are even thickness which will allow the potatoes to be cooked evenly through and there are no raw pieces surprising anyone during the meal.
This is what your scrumptious dish will look like with half the cream just before going into the oven.
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