Potato Gratin

A tasty potato and cheese indulgence! This Potato Gratin is a heavenly side dish.

Potato Gratin

A tasty potato and cheese indulgence! This Potato Gratin is heavenly served as a side dish with any meal. For a healthy take on the recipe why not substitute milk for the cream or, alternatively, only use one cheese.   

Serves: 4

Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes


  • 1 cup cream
  • 2 cloves garlic, cut into slivers
  • 1kg desiree potatoes
  • 1/2 cup grated Jarlsburg cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan


Preheat oven to 180°C. Heat cream and garlic on stove until hot. Leave to rest for 20 minutes so garlic is soft. Wipe 23 centimetre gratin tin with butter. Peel and thinly slice potatoes and put a layer into the dish. Scatter both cheeses over first layer, then some cream. Then layer more potato, cheese and cream. Continue to layer until you reach the top of the tin, the last layer should be potato. Dot the last layer with remaining butter and cover with foil. Bake in oven for 25-30 minutes or until potato has begun to soften. Remove foil and cook for 30 minutes more until crusty and golden. Rest for five minutes before serving. 


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    7th Aug 2014
    just over half way through Method you say "Dot the last layer with remaining butter ", but the only butter you have mentioned is a smear over the inside of the pan. What sort of quantity are we talking about he
    7th Aug 2014
    They never seem to be able to get the recipes right. Wrong photo, missing ingredients etc.

    I would use about 3 tablespoons to get good coverage when it melts. But diet wise probably half would do :(
    7th Aug 2014
    Thank you. I'm a very basic cook and need good instructions. A lot of the time I'll substitute or vary to get a different result, but I do like to have a starting point!

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