Potato Gratin

Potato Gratin, also called Dauphinois, is an inexpensive dish that will be greatly appreciated by the whole family, not just because it's delicious, but also for its flu-fighting nutritional benefits. Serve it as a side dish or a main and add bacon pieces for added taste and texture! 

Serves: 4 people

Preparation time: 25 minutes

Cooking time: 1 hour


  • 1 kg potato (ideally Russet)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 65g butter
  • 3 cups milk
  • 200 ml heavy cream
  • 1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C
  2. Butter a medium baking dish
  3. Clean, peel and thinly slice the potatoes (a mandolin is your best friend here!)
  4. Slice the garlic cloves
  5. Add milk, garlic, salt, pepper and nutmeg to a pot while stirring and bring to a simmer for 5 minutes
  6. Arrange some of the potato slices, edges overlapping, in a single layer on the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle a quarter of the cheese over the potatoes, and then pour a quarter of the cream over the cheese.
  7. Repeat with the remaining potatoes, cheese, and cream, forming 4 layers. Pour any leftover cream over top and milk
  8. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven
  9. Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes before serving