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Nov 20, 2006 08:10 PM

Potatoes au gratin/Scalloped Potatoes Receipes

I want to try a potato dish for T-Day. Something other than Mashed. Does anyone have receipes for Potatoes au gratin/Scalloped Potatoes?

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  1. Epi's Potato Gratin With White Cheddar is our favorite but there are so many other good ones out there, too:

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    1. re: Val

      Don't even think about trying to use something lighter than the heavy/whipping cream. That is what gives the dish the creamy wonderfulness. If you use milk or half and half it will curdle.

      1. re: Val

        Though this is an older thread, I was looking for a good potato gratin recipe to make Christmas Eve, and wanted to say thanks Val for the recommendation!. This was a big hit. Nice flavor too with the rosemary.

        1. re: Rubee

          Wow, hey Rubee...glad you loved it. I tried a Cook's Illustrated lighter gratin recipe yesterday that was posted by someone nice on this board recently...had parmesan and thyme in it...I really wish I'd stuck with my old tried & true White Cheddar/rosemary one. The CI one wasn't horrid, just the flavors were much better in the epicurious one I've used for so long. It's okay...I like trying new stuff.

      2. jeffrey steingarten's recipe, while anything but on the lighter side, is outstanding.

        1. I use smashed garlic cloves steeped in the cream instead of shallots and opt for a tangier cheese like pecorino-romano that I use in the layers.

          Steeping the garlic for a bit really softens the flavor. It's up to you if you want to leave the garlic in.

          In a variation, I've chiffonaded some Prosciutto and scattered inbetween the potato layers. That was a hit.