FFwD: Potato Gratin

Well, after the flan thing a couple of weeks ago, I was ready for something that was a little more my style. This gratin is basically all of the things I love: potatoes, cheese and cream. I wish it called for a quarter cup of butter, but I’m not complaining! This recipe was a huge improvement for me. If you’re looking for a potato dish for Thanksgiving, this is very simple. I made the basic recipe, but you can change it up with bacon, onions, spinach, broccoli or any other number of things. You can customize this very easily.

I’m not going to lie, I wasn’t the biggest fan of the flan, but I’m back on board this week! A word of warning though, if you’re making this for company, you may want to cook the cream and garlic ahead of time. My house smells overwhelmingly of garlic right now!

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13 Comments

  1. I’m glad your back. The tates look amazing. I love your header so cute. B

  2. Yum it looks so good and cheesy. I loved this dish too. I made the flan …but different then the recipe!

  3. Gratin Potatoes at my house, also. They were good…but, while your house was aromatic, my potatoes seemed to be over-powered by the garlic. I will make an adjustment next time.

  4. Oh…these potatoes were out of this world good.

  5. Yum, yum, yum…look at the cheesy, creamy goodness! I actually sipped some of the garlic infused cream from the pan…it was so yummy! This pairs great with the chicken!!

  6. I cannot WAIT to make this… so I’m saving the best for last and making it for Thanksgiving! :) Yours looks wonderful!

  7. I agree with that wonderful aroma that also filled my house. We don’t burn smell-good candles at my house, we bake.

  8. Your dish looks great! I just love the way the cheese looks on top!

  9. ingrid

     /  November 19, 2010

    This looks delish! Now, where do I get the recipe???

  10. Sharleen

     /  November 20, 2010

    Yum! I love your new header and button. I already put a new button on my blog. I wish I had your skills and passion for food. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Looks great! So cheesy!

  12. I felt the same way about the semolina cakes I made this week. I’m looking forward to these potatoes next week to get me back in the groove. Yours look AMAZING!
    Trevor Sis. Boom.

  13. Ingrid – We’re not supposed to post the recipes for French Fridays with Dorie. You should pick up a copy of the book and cook along with us! Or just give Sarah a call :)

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