It’s hard to resist this gratin dauphinois, which consists of tender potato slices, creamy cream sauce and a golden layer of cheese. It tastes delicious, smells heavenly and is easy to prepare. You can find a detailed potatoes au gratin recipe with the exact quantities and step-by-step instructions below.
Which potatoes for gratin dauphinois?
Predominantly waxy potatoes are best for the gratin dauphinois. They do not need to be pre-cooked. In contrast to a starchy potato variety, waxy potatoes do not fall apart when baked in the cream sauce, but retain their shape.
For example, you can leave out the grated cheese. In France, by the way, the classic gratin dauphinois is prepared without cheese.
You can adjust the amount of onions and garlic to taste. The gratin is also delicious without onions.
You can also use any spices or herbs you like for the recipe, just like for the galushki. I have flavored the potato gratin with grated nutmeg, black pepper and salt.
You can adjust the proportions of cream and milk. For example, use only cream if you like the potatoes au gratin even creamier. For a lighter version, you can use milk and cream in a 1:1 ratio.
As a main course or side dish
The potatoes au gratin is filling and ideal as a main course, just like the stuffed tomatoes or the cheese pasta. With this simple recipe, you can conjure up a delicious vegetarian lunch or dinner in no time at all.
The gratin dauphinois is just as delicious in a vegan version. Replace the cream with a vegan heavy cream or soy cuisine. Instead of milk, use a plant-based milk alternative, such as soy milk. Use also vegan butter or margarine.
If you don’t want to miss out on the golden layer of cheese in your vegan potato gratin, prepare the cashew sauce that I used to make my vegan lasagne.
For the cashew sauce, you will need
80 g cashews,
10 g yeast flakes,
120 ml water,
salt and black pepper to taste.
Put all the ingredients in a blender and mix to a creamy sauce. Pour over the casserole before baking.
It's hard to resist the gratin dauphinois, which consists of tender potato slices, creamy cream sauce and a golden layer of cheese. It tastes delicious, smells heavenly and is easy to prepare. With this recipe, you can make the potatoes au gratin at home.