French Potato Gratin #SundaySupper

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!

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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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Serves 8 servings     adjust servings

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hour 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins

A exquisite creamy potato casserole kissed with garlic, thyme and topped with Gruyere cheese!

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups heavy cream
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 1/4 pounds potatoes, peeled, cut into 1/8-inch-thick rounds (I use Yukon gold or russets)
  • 1 1/2 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.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 349kcal Calories from fat 223
% Daily Value
Total Fat 25g 38%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Sodium 460mg 19%
Carbohydrate 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 3g
Protein 9g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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French Potato Gratin | A exquisite creamy potato casserole kissed with garlic, thyme and topped with Gruyere cheese!

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Comments

  1. Looks truly yummy. Evenly sliced potatoes too!

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

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

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

  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. MMmmmmmmmmmm….looks fabulous Liz!

  6. 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!

  7. Elisabeth says:

    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. 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.

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

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

  13. Enjoy, Michelle!

  14. I love all the ingredients in her and have them in the house. I think I will try them on everyone before the holiday.. so much more delicious than just the ho hum mashed potato for Thanksgiving! thanks Liz!

  15. This casserole has the most gorgeous velvety texture – I can only imagine how fantastic it must taste. Thanks for sharing – just in time for the holidays!

  16. i love french potato gratin and this looks amazing !

  17. Potatoes and Gruyere cheese? There ain’t nothing wrong with that!!!

  18. Potato gratin is such a fabulous dish! My favorite has always been the one at Capital Grille, but I need to make it myself.

  19. This is one of my favorites for the holidays or special occasion! It’s always such a special treat

  20. This looks so creamy and delectable! I’ve save to make it. I haven’t made a potato gratin in like forever!

  21. Looks divine!!! Thanks for sharing.

    Velva

  22. That image is just gorgeous, Liz.. I ‘d love a spoonful of it on my plate anytime!

  23. One of my favorite potato casserole dishes. You are right, it is very rich but perfect for the holidays when you are being indulgent.

  24. Oh my, these are scrumptious looking potatoes , just perfect for the upcoming holidays.

  25. Oh Lizzy – those potatoes look and sound SO delicious! Hitting the print button right now.

  26. I don’t often indulge in potatoes but a gratin is something I find difficult to turn down. This recipe looks wonderful and perfect for the coming holidays. My friend T is hosting thanksgiving dinner but ill make sure she lets me bake this gorgeous dish up.

  27. This is one of my favorite ways to cook potatoes, although I wouldn’t typically put cheese on top although I know some do. Looks great!

  28. Liz it just doesn’t get much better than this. One helping is more than enough, like you said, more than that even though tempting will totally stuff your belly. I’ve forgotten about her book that sits on my shelf. I’ll have to pull it out. My family and friends would love this. Let’s face it, who wouldn’t?

  29. omigosh soooo rich! This is definitely the best gratin I’ve ever seen <3

  30. When one sees the dark brown on top of gratin potatoes, you know it’s done right and is going to be utterly delicious! Happy Thanksgiving Liz!

  31. These would be delicious with our prime rib dinner!

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