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


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

How to Make French Potato-Garlic Gratin


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