This very-familiar comfort food is just as well known as Pizza Margherita but the following recipe for Potato Gratin is my take on it and I find it superior to the mainstream version. The name sounds fancy but in reality, gratin just means ” a dish with a light browned crust of breadcrumbs or melted cheese.”
Potato Gratin Ingredient List (use organic when possible)
- Cooking spray such as Pam
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/4 cup mayo (I use the kind made with olive oil because it is more heart-healthy)
- 1 tsp Himalayan or pink salt
- Black pepper to taste
- 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 1/2 pounds russet potatoes (I leave the skins on for the nutrition)
- 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup chopped parsley
- 3/4 cup chopped basil
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Spray the bottom of a 9″ X 9″ glass baking dish with the cooking spray.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk the mayo, pepper, salt, cream, and cheddar cheese.
- Wash and slice potatoes 1/8″ thick.
- Arrange potato slices in the baking dish, spread on a layer of the cream sauce, and sprinkle on some parsley and basil.
- Repeat layers as needed (you might have some potato left over).
- Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour.
- Remove foil, sprinkle the Parmesan cheese on top, and broil until the top is lightly browned, about 2-5 minutes.
That’s all there is to it. Creamy potato gratin is suitable for a side or a main dish by itself. Give it a try; if you have any interesting ingredients to add, let our readers know in the comment section. Feel free to pass this recipe along to your friends and social media.
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Kelly R. Smith is an Air Force veteran and was a commercial carpenter for 20 years before returning to night school at the University of Houston where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science. After working at NASA for a few years, he went on to develop software for the transportation and financial and energy trading industries. He has been writing, in one capacity or another, since he could hold a pencil. As a freelance writer now, he specializes in producing articles and blog content for a variety of clients. His personal blog is at I Can Fix Up My Home Blog where he muses on many different topics.