Potato Gratin

This easy to make "Potato Gratin" recipe is the perfect side dish for dinner, with simple ingredients. It's that time of year again when the weather starts to cool down a bit and you can start using the oven for all your favorite recipes.

Potatoes always manage to be a good side dish, they are the comfort food we come back to, again and again. For this potato gratin recipe you don't have to spend ages making perfectly mashed potatoes, all you have to do is make the sauce and pop these tots in the oven. This potato dish is always a winner, and the perfect dish for family or holiday dinners, expect the people to come back for seconds! Some of the ingredients you will need for this tasty recipe include butter, garlic, peeled and sliced potatoes, heavy cream, grated gruyere cheese, grated parmigiano reggiano cheese, low sodium chicken stock, flour, and nutmeg. To start you will preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a baking dish with butter. Take the halved garlic and rub it around the baking dish. In a large saucepan melt your butter and add in flour, nutmeg and seasonings, you should have a paste like sauce. Slowly pour in heavy cream and chicken stock, and bring to boil then reduce to a simmer. Take off heat and stir in your gruyere cheese until melted.

Potatoes are a very popular vegetable used in a variety of ways around the world. Potatoes are prepared with the skin on or peeled,whole or cut up, with seasonings or without. Potatoes need to be cooked before eating. Most potato dishes are served hot, but some are first cooked then served cold, this is true with potato salad and potato chips or crisps. Popular potato dishes are mashed potatoes, whole baked potatoes (with the potato skin), french fried potatoes or chips, home fries (with or without the skin), scalloped potatoes, roasted potatoes (with or without the skin), gnocchi, hash brown potatoes, rosti or potato pancakes to name a few. Potatoes are boiled in water between 10 and 25 minutes depending on their size and type to become soft.

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