Saturday, April 3, 2010

Potatoes A Gratin

Don't let the name of this recipe scare you. These potatoes are so easy to make. This is my own recipe. I love these for dinner, but this is also a great dish for brunch.

4 large russet potatoes
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ cube butter melted
1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1 cup cream
½ tablespoon rosemary chopped fine

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
 Grease a large glass pie pan or a 9 x 9 baking dish and set aside.
Peel and cut the potatoes  into 1/4 inch slices
Place half of the potato slices in the baking dish.  Sprinkle with half of the garlic, salt pepper and nutmeg and cheese.  Repeat this step with the remaining potatoes, spices and cheese.
Pour cream over the potatoes.
Cover pan tightly with foil and bake until potatoes are tender, about 1 hour.
Increase the oven temperature to 450.
Uncover potatoes and press down with a spatula to even the thickness. Top with the remaining 1/4 cup cheese and bake uncovered for an additional 10 minutes.

Variation: Substitute Swiss cheese and  1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg in place of the Parmesan and Rosemary. Yum!

Serves 6.