Pommes De Terre Dauphinoise
This classic recipe is a wonderful dish made with only 3 ingredients, besides flavorings, the humble potato, cream, and garlic. This medley turns into a truly magnificent French dish that can be served as a side dish or a main meal as it is one of the most easy and delicious of French recipes!
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.
What Else Can Be Created From The Humble Potato?
Potatoes are one of our little friends in the kitchen - they are inexpensive - even more so if 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 potatoes boulangére, fondant potatoes, aligot, and in this instance, the beautiful gratin dauphinois.
How To Prepare This Dish
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.
What To Serve With This Recipe
- Serve with your chosen meat such as Ham Ficelle Picarde, or Sausage.
- A Green Salad, Artichoke Salad, or Lyonnaise Salad.
- It's 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.
To bake Gratin Dauphinois well a heavy-bottom baking dish is the best. Thick glass like Pyrex, Corningware, cast iron, or stoneware are all good choices that will allow the potatoes to cook to a nice softness without burning.
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.