Monday, February 16, 2009

Culinary Creations: Three Cheese Gratin Dauphinois

I'm always on the quest to come up with new potato recipes. Here is what I came up with on Valentine's Day to go with James' divine steak.
* 4 potatoes, thinly sliced, (I don't peal, but feel free to do so if you prefer)
* 1 leek, sliced
* 2 oz Blue Cheese
* 2 oz sharp Cheddar
* 2 oz grated Parmesan
* 1/2 pint of whipping cream
* 2/3 cups milk
* 1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
* 2 cloves of garlic
* pinch of Allspice, salt and pepper.

Preheat oven to 375F. Pour cream and milk into pan and gently simmer. Once simmering, add in potatoes, leeks,1 clove garlic (chopped), allspice, salt and pepper. Simmer on low for 10 minutes. Stir frequently. Add in cheeses, stir until mixed, then remove from heat. Cut remaining garlic clove in half, use both halves to run baking dish. Pour in mixture, spreading evenly to fill the baking dish. Bake at 375F 40-60 minutes. Feel free to cover in foil if potatoes are browning faster than they cook. The leftovers were particularly enjoyable. We had them two nights later with ratatouille, kale, and smoked pork chops. Recipe should serve 4, but as a side dish, has been more like 6 for us.

3 comments:

thewindhover said...

Completely mouthwatering. I am so fond of a good cheese/potato gratin! This will go my never-ending list of your recipes to make.

gina said...

So Amy when are you opening your resturant? I will be the first to make reservations. Yummo!

Amy Jemima said...

Thanks ladies :-) Actually, due to the drinking starting wway before the cooking (it was Valentine's Day afterall), I let it get a little browner than usual. But it was still nice.
Gina - think I would love to have a resto, but after watching The Last Restaurant Standing, am not sure I could do it. Though if it were on Main St, you know you would have free lunch time delivery! :-)