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Mar 27, 2013 09:48 AM

Search within a thread and a lost all-milk potato gratin recipe - help!

I promise these two topics go together! I have been searching for a potato gratin recipe that someone posted awhile back - if I recall correctly, they used all milk, no cream, and a weirdly long cooking time (at a lowish temp, maybe?) to create the magic. Anyway, all of my searching hasn't yielded this recipe, so if someone knows what I'm talking about or the original poster of the recipe is around, I'd really appreciate a repost!

That leads me to my second question - I know there used to be a sneaky way to search within a thread (which I think might help me on my gratin quest), but I can't remember how it's done AND I don't know if the function was preserved when they redid the boards recently. Can someone refresh my memory? Thanks in advance!

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    I make a no cheese potato gratin that uses 1/2 milk 1/2 cream, and a very long cooking time - if you want more info I will give you the recipe of course.

    As for search; depends on if you use IE/Chrome/firefox for browser.

    Search function in a thread is from your browser, not inside Chow. I use Chrome; for that, you click on the little 'stack of bars' on the far right of the toolbar, find the 'search' line, click. Type the word or phrase your searching for in the pop-up box, and it will show you all instances of that word or phrase in the window you are searching in highlighted.

    I am sure somone else will post how to search in IE, or you could bing or google to find out :)

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    1. re: gingershelley

      Thank you gingershelley! I thought the search function was part of Chow, and it was driving me nuts that I couldn't find instructions in the FAQ. I use Firefox, so I'll google to see how to use its search function. ETA: found it. That is going to make my life so much easier!

      As for your recipe, I'd love to have a look at it. If I remember correctly, the one I'm thinking of had very specific instructions about how the top layer was supposed to get super brown, souffle up and then fall, etc. - does that sound like yours?

    2. There was an old thread started by someone who couldn't scallop potatoes to save her. There were a lot of good suggestions, and she recently resurrected the thread to report successful scalloping. Might that have been it?

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      1. re: sr44

        Yes, that was one of the threads I reread - the recipe I'm looking for isn't there. Good memory, though!

      2. I remember that Jacques Pepin mentioned that his mother would make an all-milk gratin. Here's a link to his slightly modified recipe (mostly milk with addition of cream) that I'm sure you can play with.