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Scalloped Potatoes Recipe (Gratin dauphinois)

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In honor of the new movie that has recently been released in theaters, Le Cordon Bleu is featuring their great Scalloped Potatoes recipe, Gratin dauphinois. This is a very versitle side dish that can go with lots of your favorite meals. And it is surprisingly easy to make.

Scalloped Potatoes


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Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

This is such a delicious Scalloped Potatoes Recipe!


  • 1 1/2 qt Milk
  • Freshly grated Nutmet
  • 1 pc Bouquet garni
  • 2 Cloves garlic
  • 5 1/2 oz Heavy Cream
  • 2 1/2 lbs Potatoes firm-fleshed
  • Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 4 oz Grated Gruyere Cheese
  • Unsalted Butter softened, for gratin dish
  • Salt and Pepper


    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

    Coat a deep, overproof dish wtih softened butter and reserve in the refrigerator.

    Combine the milk, freshly grated nutmeg, bouquet garni, and garlic in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring the liquid to a boil, remove it from the heat, and leave it to infuse for 5 minutes.

    Meanwhile, wash and peel the potatoes and slice them thinly, about 1/8". Do not rinse the potatoes as the starch is needed. Layer the potato slices tightly in the buttered dish and season each new layer with salt and pepper.

    Stir the cream into the hot milk then pour through a fine mesh sieve onto the potatoes. Let rest for 1 to 2 minutes. The potatoes will absorb the liquid and the level will decrease. Top up with the remaining liquid. Repeat until all the milk mixture is used. Season the top and sprinkle generously with grated cheese. Cover the dish with buttered parchment paper and foil.
    Place it in the over to cook for 1 hour or until the potatoes are easily pierced with a knife.

    Remove the foil and parchment paper and return the dish to the oven to brown until the surface is golden.

    Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 313Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 206mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 11g

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Felissa (Two Little Cavaliers)

Monday 29th of September 2014

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Monday 29th of September 2014

I loved this movie and I love potatoes. Thanks for sharing this at What'd You Do This Weekend.


Lou Lou Girls

Monday 29th of September 2014

This looks so good! I'm drooling right now. Pinned. We had so much fun partying with you at our last party. We hope to see you tonight's party at 7 pm. We love to see what you have been working on! Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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