Potato Gratin

Preparation info
  • Serves

    6 to 8

    • Difficulty


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By Joyce Goldstein

Published 1998

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This is a classic French potato gratin. You can make it even more French by adding sautéed leeks, roasted garlic cloves, or grated Gruyère cheese. Or, you can give it an Italian flavor by adding chopped prosciutto, sautéed artichokes, or shredded Fontina cheese.


  • 4 cups (or as needed) heavy cream
  • teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon<


Preheat the oven to 375°F. Butter a 3-quart gratin dish or large baking dish. Heat the cream to boiling in a deep saucepan. Reduce the heat, add the salt, pepper, and nutmeg to taste, and simmer 5 minutes. Layer the potatoes in the buttered dish and pour the seasoned cream over top. Th