Gratin Dauphinois

Marsha Gardner


Fast, easy and elegant. The bits that form the crust around the edge are to die for. We fight over them in our house.

★★★★★ 3 votes
35 Min


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2 lb
starchy potatoes,
1 clove
garlic, peeled
4 Tbsp
butter, unsalted
1 tsp
kosher salt
1/8 tsp
freshly ground black pepper
4 oz
swiss or gruyere cheese, grated
1 c
boiling cream or milk

How to Make Gratin Dauphinois


  • 1Preheat oven to 425-degrees. Peel the potatoes and slice them 1/8 inch thick. Place in cold water. Drain when ready to use.
  • 2Rub the baking dish with cut garlic. Smear the dish with 1 tablespoon of the butter.
  • 3Drain the potatoes and dry them in a towel. Spread half of them in the bottom of the dish. Divide over them half the salt, pepper, cheese, and butter.
  • 4Arrange the remaining potatoes over the first layer and season. Sprinkle on the rest of the cheese and divide the butter over it. Pour on the boiling milk.
  • 5Set the baking dish in upper third of preheated oven. Bake for 25-35 minutes, until the potatoes are tender, the milk is absorbed, and the top is a golden brown.

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About Gratin Dauphinois

Course/Dish: Potatoes

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