We love combining cheddar and Gruyere cheeses in our homemade macaroni and cheese but for this challenge we decided to try mixing Gruyere with a Dubliner for a St. Patrick's Day spin on a potato gratin.
We used our mandoline slicer to get the potatoes super thin but you could also use the slicing attachment on a food processor. Just get them as thin as you can!
The bubbling cream mixture that froths out of the sides of this dish when it's finished is practically dessert-like and it smells like fondue while it's cooking. Even though we make this for a side dish, it's rich enough that it could easily be the main dish served with a salad. My thoughts are more along the line of 'so rich it's best served with a good steak and an even better wine' but that's just me.
Our 'Pot O' Gold Gratin' came out so savory and delicious and I can't wait to try the recipes the other bloggers came up with for the challenge!
3 Pounds Gold Potatoes
1 Cup Finely Shredded Gruyere Cheese
1 Cup Finely Shredded Dubliner
3/4 Cup Whole Milk
1 3/4 Cups Heavy Cream
2 Cloves Fresh Garlic (smashed)
1 Tablespoon chopped fresh dill (plus more for garnish)
Salt and Pepper
Butter for dish
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Butter the bottom and the sides of a casserole/baking dish
3. Peel and thinly slice the potatoes using a mandoline slicer or food processor ( about 1/8 inch)
4. Combine milk, cream, chopped dill, and the smashed garlic in a saucepan and bring to a low simmer
5. While cream mixture is warming, grate cheeses
7. Layer the potatoes and cheese like a lasagna, seasoning as you go with salt and pepper and reserving about 1/4 of the cheese for the topping
8. Pour cream mixture through a fine mesh strainer over the dish to catch the garlic cloves and dill
9. Press hands down on top of the potato mixture forcing the liquid between the layers of the potatoes
10. Sprinkle remaining cheese mixture over the top layer
11. Bake for 90 minutes or until the cheese is bubbling and browning to look like a Pot 'O Gold!
Garnish the finished dish with some sprigs of dill and serve in cheesy stacks. Enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart's Potato Gratin
Be sure to check out how all of the other bloggers used their Potatoes in this Ultimate Recipe Challenge!