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Potato Gratin Recipe

August 7th, 2013 by alice  Tags: , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1headsavoy cabbage, cored, cleaned, and shredded finely
  2. 1cup shreddedmeat, of your choice
  3. 2tablespoonsunsalted butter, plus
  4. moreunsalted butter, for greasing the gratin dish
  5. 4garlic cloves, finely chopped
  6. 1/2bunchfresh chives, finely chopped to 1/4 cup
  7. sea salt
  8. fresh ground black pepper
  9. 2lbsbaking potatoes, unpeeled and thinly sliced(about 1/8-inch, see Note*)
  10. 2 1/2cupsheavy cream
  11. 2cups gratedparmesan cheese

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon butter to bacon fat in frying pan.
  3. When it has melted add 1/2 the garlic and give it a quick stir with a wooden spoon to soften.
  4. Add the cabbage and coat it with the butter.
  5. Slowly let it wilt.
  6. Add shredded meat meat.
  7. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  8. Remove from heat and add most of the chives, reserving a little for the garnish.
  9. Generously butter the bottom and sides of an ovenproof casserole dish.
  10. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, 1 1/2 cups of cream, 1 cup of Parmesan, and the remaining garlic, Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  11. Using your hands, place a layer of potatoes in the casserole dish.
  12. Sprinkle with Parmesan and repeat with 2 more layers.
  13. Spoon the cabbage mixture on top and spread it out evenly over the potatoes.
  14. Top it off with 2 more layers of potato and Parmesan.
  15. Pour the remaining 1cup cream over the dish.
  16. Sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan.
  17. Cover dish with aluminum foil.
  18. Bake for 1 hour.
  19. Remove foil and bake for 30 minutes until golden brown.
  20. Leave for 10 minutes before serving.
  21. Garnish with fresh chives.
  22. *Note:Slice the potatoes immediately before using so they don’t turn brown.

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