These Easy Gratin Potatoes Dauphinoise, originating from the Dauphiné region in France, is a classic dish known for its rich and creamy layers of thinly sliced potatoes. Traditionally served as a side dish, its velvety texture and decadent flavors make it a versatile accompaniment to a variety of main courses. While it may sound intricate, this recipe simplifies the process, allowing you to effortlessly recreate this classic French dish in your own kitchen.
Ingredients for Dauphinoise Potatoes
- Yukon Gold Potatoes: Easily substitute with red potatoes or Russet potatoes for a different texture.
- Heavy Cream: Substitute with half-and-half or whole milk for a lighter version.
- Shallot: Replace with finely chopped onion for a milder onion flavor.
- Gruyère Cheese: Swap with Swiss or Emmental cheese for a similar nutty flavor.
How to Make Easy Gratin Dauphinoise Potatoes
Crafting this classic French potato dish is a breeze. Easily transform intricate layers of potatoes, cream and cheese into an exquisite and indulgent side dish:
- Scrub the potatoes and slice them thin, peeling if desired.
- In a pot, combine the sliced potatoes with heavy cream, shallot, salt, pepper, nutmeg and fresh thyme.
- Gently simmer for about 10 minutes until the potatoes are tender, and the cream has thickened slightly.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 9″ oval casserole dish with butter.
- Use a slotted spoon to transfer enough potatoes to line the bottom of the dish. Sprinkle with shredded Gruyère cheese.
- Layer the remaining potatoes.
- Pour in the cream mixture.
- Top with another layer of shredded cheese.
- Bake uncovered for about 30-35 minutes until bubbly, and the cheese is golden brown.
- Garnish with fresh thyme and serve hot.
How to Serve and Store Dauphinoise Potatoes
The creamy potatoes compliment a variety of main courses. Easily serve with:
- Baked Fish
- Pan-Seared Salmon
- Poached Cod
- Whole Roasted Fish
- Chicken Cutlets
- Roasted Chicken
- Prime Rib
These Easy Gratin Dauphinoise Potatoes can typically be stored in the refrigerator for about 3 to 4 days. To maximize freshness and quality, it’s advisable to store the leftovers in an airtight container. When reheating, use an oven or toaster oven to help maintain the dish’s original texture and flavors.Print
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