Potato Gratin

Comfort food at its best! Happiness it is! 

Ingredients

1 kg                 potatoes, peeled & sliced on a mandolin (leaving them in water)
200ml             milk
200ml             cream
1                      bay leaf
1                      garlic clove, peeled & smashed
200g                Parmesan cheese
Sea salt & fresh black pepper
Olive oil

Method

  • Pre heat the oven to 200’C
  • Place a sauce pan on a medium heat
  • Add the milk, cream, bay & garlic in the pan
  • Heat until simmering
  • Set aside to cool
  • Lightly grease a deep gratin dish
  • Scatter 1/3 of the cheese over the bottom of the baking dish
  • Place the sliced potatoes over the cheese to form a layer
  • Season with sea salt & pepper
  • Continue layering
  • Strain the milk & cream infusion
  • Pour over the potatoes
  • The mixture should come up two thirds up the side of the baking dish
  • Gently press the potatoes down
  • Sprinkle with the remaining cheese
  • Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes or until the potatoes are golden brown
  • A sharp knife should slide through with ease
  • Leave to cool slightly before serving