With the holidays approaching we are all grateful for any tips to make cooking less stressful.
I am a big fan of making dishes ahead and in my recent cooking class on Make Ahead Thanksgiving Dishes at the Cooks Warehouse we prepared this delicious and simple dish.
You can make the dish the day before (or even a couple days ahead) and reheat it in a medium oven (300 degrees) covered with foil for 15 minutes.
Any cheese can be used for a gratin including; chèvre, cheddar, parmesan or a combination of these.
Gruyere Potatoes Gratin
Serves 8 to 10
3 pounds baking potatoes
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. salt
2 cups cream
1 cup gruyere, grated, about ¼ pound
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Butter a 13 by 9 inch baking dish. Peel and thinly slice the potatoes.
3. In a large saucepan whisk together the garlic, salt, pepper and cream. Add the potatoes and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and gently simmer for 10 minutes, covered. Season with more salt and pepper
4. Transfer the potatoes to the prepared dish and sprinkle with the cheese. Cover with parchment and then foil.
4. Bake for 30 minutes, uncover and bake until the top is brown about 20 minutes. Allow the gratin to rest 10 minutes before serving.