Autumn Gratin

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The Potato Year: 300 Classic Recipes

The Potato Year

By Lucy Madden

Published 2015

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Summer vegetables struggle to survive against early frosts and lack of sun. Those that survive often lack the potency of summer growth, yet respond well to inclusion in dishes such as the one below.


  • lb (700 g) potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 8 oz (225


Leave the potatoes to soak in cold water for 10 minutes to reduce the starch. Wash the spinach and wilt briefly in a little hot butter. Allow to cool and roughly chop.

Season the onion, tomato and courgette slices. Layer in a gratin dish with the well-dried potatoes and spinach, seasoning as you go. Put some fresh parsley into the cream and pour over the vegetables. Cook in any way that