French Potato Gratin #FrenchFridayswithDorie

Move over scalloped potatoes, this dreamy Pommes Dauphinois AKA French Potato Gratin is the king of potato casseroles!French Potato Gratin | A exquisite creamy potato casserole kissed with garlic, thyme and topped with Gruyere cheese!

French Potato Gratin

I’m usually lazy when it comes to adding potatoes to the menu. Baked or sliced and fried are my fall back methods. On occasion I’d whip up this scrumptious Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole Recipe. But some occasions call for a more gourmet treat. Rich and creamy, flavored with garlic and a touch of thyme, Dorie Greenspan’s French Potato Gratin cannot be rivaled. Thinly sliced potatoes are bathed in cream and topped with a generous sprinkle of Gruyere cheese. It’s best in small quantities, even though you’ll want seconds and thirds!French Potato Gratin | A exquisite creamy potato casserole kissed with garlic, thyme and topped with Gruyere cheese!

Around My French Table

I first shared this recipe in 2010 as part of my collaboration with Dorie Greenspan and her cookbook, Around My French Table. It was our 6th week of French Fridays with Dorie. The family was smitten and it became my go-to potato dish for holidays. You may not want to mention the amount of cream when you serve this to friends and family. This French Potato Gratin is definitely a special occasion dish. And an exquisite one at that.French Potato Gratin | A exquisite creamy potato casserole kissed with garlic, thyme and topped with Gruyere cheese!

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French Potato Gratin #FrenchFridayswithDorie
 
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A exquisite creamy potato casserole kissed with garlic, thyme and topped with Gruyere cheese!
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Recipe type: Side Dish, Potatoes
Cuisine: French
Serves: 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 1¾ cups heavy cream
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2¼ pounds potatoes, peeled, cut into ⅛-inch-thick rounds (I use Yukon gold or russets)
  • 1½ teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Whole milk, if needed
  • 1 cup grated Gruyère cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat to 350°. Generously butter 2 quart baking dish. Place pie dish on rimmed baking sheet. Combine cream and garlic in small saucepan and bring to simmer over low heat. Cover and remove from heat.
  2. Arrange ⅓ of potato rounds, slightly overlapping, in the prepared baking dish; sprinkle with ½ teaspoon thyme and season lightly with salt and pepper. Pour ½ cup garlic cream over. Repeat layering 2 more times with remaining potato, thyme, salt, pepper, and garlic cream. Pour remaining garlic cream over, then ¼ cup milk. Sprinkle cheese over the surface.
  3. Bake gratin until golden on top and potatoes are very tender when a sharp knife is inserted, 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes (cover with foil if the top starts browning too quickly). Let the potatoes rest 10 minutes before serving.

French Potato Gratin | A exquisite creamy potato casserole kissed with garlic, thyme and topped with Gruyere cheese!

Miss Lambeau’s nose is keenly aware of a delectable dish! 
Circa 2010
Yes, I am the proud owner of a
Green Bay Packer gnome. A birthday gift from my loving family.
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Comments

  1. Looks truly yummy. Evenly sliced potatoes too!

  2. Thank you, Cakelaw, KY and M!!!

    M,Lambeau just turned 11…she is the sweetest thing!! Aren’t yellow labs the best?

  3. I am so thrilled to hear that all Dorie’s recipes made so far are winners. We love Potatoes Gratin …….yummy.

  4. Gosh, these potatoes look good. Melissa d’Arabian has an excellent potato recipe, too, and it’s fairly easy.

    Well, gee, you ARE one lucky lady to own a gnome. 😉

    Lambeau is a cutie as always.

  5. Thanks, Hilary!

    Sis. Boom, I’m doing the chicken tonight…hope yours was good!

    Carole, yeah, I’m the envy of the neighborhood! I’ve made Melissa’s potatoes, too, after your endorsement…yummy, but these are even better!

  6. MMmmmmmmmmmm….looks fabulous Liz!

  7. Lizzy-The ultimate potato comfort food. Dorie’s Potato Gratin. You did a marvelous job with it, and very nicely illustrated it, with beuatiful presentation!

  8. You ALL will love these! Not a difficult recipe, at all, but the results are superb!!!

  9. Thanks, Dorie 🙂

  10. Thanks, Patti, Scrambled, and Lana! Definitely worth making again and again!

  11. Liz, the potato gratin looks wonderful. I think I really need to get this book. You’ve made so many wonderful looking dishes. I love seeing Lambeau in your pictures.

  12. Thanks, Paulette! You won’t regret buying this one!

  13. Enjoy, Michelle!

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