This was the potato gratin I made to go along with our ham for our New Years celebrations. It is not only delicious but very simple to make. It is not low in calories however, so it will remain a once in a blue moon treat!
Myself, I only allowed a small spoonful, and I felt guilty about that. But I did enjoy the small bit I had. I really did. I would like to try it one day with a really low fat to see if it turns out as well, but for this time, I only had the full fat cream.
Its as simple as peeling potatoes and slicing them thinly, then simmering them in some hot cream you have infused with some garlic. You could also infuse with some bay if you wanted, but I left it with just the garlic.
Once the potatoes are knife tender (meaning the tip of a sharp knife easily pierces them, but they are not falling apart), you scoop them out with a slotted spoon into a buttered baking dish, spreading them out evenly.
You stir some cheese into the cream which remains and melt it, then pour that mixture over top of the potatoes and bake until everything is meltingly tender and golden brown.
This goes very well with roasts of any kind. In the past we have enjoyed it with pork, lamb or beef. It is rich and flavorful. It is perfect for entertaining, both in that it is deliciously indulgent and in it's easy of preparation.
*Creamy Potato Gratin*Serves 4
Peel your potatoes and cut them into 1/4 inch thick slices. Keep them in salted water until needed.
Place the cream into a large saucepan and add the garlic. Season with 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper. Bring to a simmer over medium low heat. There should be tiny bubbles all around the edges. Let sit for a few minutes, then scoop out the garlic and discard. Drain the potatoes well and add to the cream mixture. Bring back to a simmer, then simmer on low for about 15 minutes until the potatoes are knife tender.
If you decide to make these or can think of a lower fat way of making them just as delicious, do let me know! I love hearing about your experiences and any advice is welcome! In the meantime, Bon Appetit!