Are you looking for a recipe for a potato gratin that is easy to prepare and super delicious? Then you are exactly right here. And I’m happy to tell you my secrets of how it always works.
And it’s actually not that difficult at all! And my recipe even works without cheese.
What do I have to consider for a delicious potato gratin:
The most important thing is the choice of potatoes. They should be waxy and if you can also get the Annabelle variety in your local supermarket, then it will taste so much better! Because they simply have a special taste, a wonderful potato taste so to speak.
Then we continue with the preparation of the potato gratin.
To do this, first prepare an ovenproof casserole dish by greasing it with the butter.
Why? So that the gratin doesn’t stick to it later. In addition, butter is also a flavour carrier.
Then wash the potatoes, peel them and grate them directly into the form with a mandolin. But please be careful with the mandolin, it’s really very sharp, and you can cut yourself really badly with it. Seriously. I mean it.
Then I always take a separate bowl and add the onion, garlic, cream, and spices there. I then quickly whisk them together and pour it evenly over the potatoes before placing them in the hot oven.
Place the potatoes in a buttered oven proof dish
Evenly spread the potatoes in the form
Pour the onion, garlic cream above the potatoes
But beware—potatoes swallow the salt! What it means? They really need salt to brig out their beautiful flavour. So please don’t be stingy with it. 🙂
Otherwise, the gratin just tastes bland, and that would be a shame!
What can I serve with it?
Very classic, of course, a braised lamb shanks. Add some green beans and perfect.
But also just some Swabian meatballs – they always work beautiful with it.
Or, if you don’t feel like eating meat today, then just a delicious leaf salad, with a simple vinaigrette dressing.
Whatever you decide, enjoy the potato gratin!
Love, sabrina x
Potatoes at it’s best!simple
- 20 minutes
- 1 hours 10 minutes
- 1 hours 30 minutes
|clove of garlic
|tsp nutmeg, grated
- Mandoline, oven proof form
Steps of preparation
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
- Butter the oven dish
- Wash and peel the potatoes and grate them into small pieces with a mandolin
- Put the potatoes in the form
- Peel the onion and garlic, cut into small cubes and place in a bowl
- Add the cream, salt, grated nutmeg and pepper and mix together.
- Pour the mixture over the potatoes in the form
- Bake the potatoes at 180 °C for 60 minutes
- After 60 minutes, increase the oven to 200 °C and bake for another 10 minutes
- Carefully remove from the oven and enjoy!
Serve with some meatballs or lamb