French Potato-Garlic Gratin

Vicki Butts (lazyme)


Here is an easy way to dress up potatoes for a family or company dinner. The lightly salted, nutty flavor of grated Gruyere cheese lends an exquisite taste to the humble potato gratin.

From For the Love of Potatoes! by Darlene Kronschnabel.


★★★★★ 2 votes

15 Min
45 Min


  • 1 large
    garlic clove, smashed
  • 3 Tbsp
    butter, divided
  • 4 medium
    potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • ·
    salt and pepper, to taste
  • ·
    freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1
    egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 c
    gruyere cheese, shredded

How to Make French Potato-Garlic Gratin


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Rub the inside of a shallow earthen casserole with the smashed garlic. Mince the leftover portion.
  3. Generously spread butter over the bottom of the casserole.
  4. Layer the potato slices over the butter.
  5. Scatter the minced garlic across the potatoes.
  6. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg.
  7. In a small bowl, beat the egg and milk until blended. Pour over the potatoes.
  8. Sprinkle the grated cheese over the top.
  9. Dot with remaining butter.
  10. Bake in preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until the top is golden and potatoes are tender.

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About French Potato-Garlic Gratin

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: Eastern European

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