Tis the Season for stacked dinner spreads!! What better way to celebrate in the holiday festivities than cooking our Potatoes Gratin with a Spicehack twist. Potatoes Gratin, although an old time classic, it originated in France, and you gotta give it to the French here - the hardest part of this recipe is the cooking wait time…patience is key! Potatoes gratin are thinly sliced potatoes, covered in a creamy cheese sauce and then topped with more cheese and baked in the oven until they are soft with a crispy, cheesy crust! It's the perfect side dish for a holiday meal, family meal or really any meal for that matter!
So how do we take this seemingly perfect dish to the next level you ask? Two words, Truffle Parm. That’s right, a little more richness, and a mouthful of flavor, this dish is definitely worth the wait!
So, for starters, here’s what you’ll need:
5ea Russet Potatoes
2 TBSP Unsalted Butter
3ea Garlic, Chopped
2ea Bay leaves
2.5 Cups Heavy Cream
Spice Hack Truffle Parm
Cracked Blacked Pepper
3 Cups Gruyere, Shredded
First things first:
- Pre-heat oven at 400F
- Peel the potatoes and thinly slice them (reserve in water if needed).
- Mix butter, bay leaves and garlic into a bowl and melt in the microwave.
- Whisk the cream & Spice Hack Truffle Parm into the butter mix and reserve.
- Combine cheese and cracked black pepper in a bowl.
- Grease a 2-quart casserole dish with butter.
- Pick up a handful of potatoes, organizing them into a neat stack, and lay them in the casserole dish with their edges aligned vertically.
- Continue placing potatoes in the dish, working around the perimeter and into the center.
- Add a layer of your truffle cheese cream sauce and gruyere cheese on top of the layered potatoes.
- Repeat steps 3-4 times (kind of making a potato lasagna). The potatoes should be very tightly packed. If necessary, slice an additional potato, coat with cream mixture, and add to casserole.
- Cover dish tightly with foil and transfer to the oven.
- Bake for 30 minutes.
- Remove foil and continue baking until the top is pale golden brown, about 30 minutes longer.
- Carefully remove from oven, sprinkle with remaining cheese, and return to oven.
- Bake until deep golden brown and crisp on top, about 30 minutes longer. Remove from oven, let rest for a few minutes, and serve.
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