Gratin Dauphinois is the perfect accompaniment to a roast or roast beef.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Rub the cut sides of the garlic over the bottom and sides of an 8-inch baking dish.

  • Spread a layer of potato slices in the bottom of dish. Pour in a third of the heavy cream; sprinkle a third of the Comte cheese on top. Season with salt and black pepper. Repeat layers twice more, ending with layers of heavy cream and Comte cheese.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until potatoes are tender and cheese is golden brown, about 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

627 calories; protein 17.2g 34% DV; carbohydrates 29.5g 10% DV; fat 49.9g 77% DV; cholesterol 180.4mg 60% DV; sodium 208.8mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2016
Classic recipe! Simple and pure flavors. I did have to increase the baking time to about 90 minutes tenting the dish lightly with foil the last 30 minutes. The nice thing is this needs to rest before serving so you can finish up the rest of the meal. I used a deep dish 8 x 8 pan. If you don't have one that size use a standard 9 x 9 pan. Comte cheese may be difficult to find use Gruyère or another good melting cheese if Comte is not available. Remember to salt each layer of potatoes. Comfort food at its best. Read More
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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2016
Classic recipe! Simple and pure flavors. I did have to increase the baking time to about 90 minutes tenting the dish lightly with foil the last 30 minutes. The nice thing is this needs to rest before serving so you can finish up the rest of the meal. I used a deep dish 8 x 8 pan. If you don't have one that size use a standard 9 x 9 pan. Comte cheese may be difficult to find use Gruyère or another good melting cheese if Comte is not available. Remember to salt each layer of potatoes. Comfort food at its best. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2018
Very easy and tasty. I brought it to a Christmas party and it was a hit. I couldn't find Comte cheese at my local market and didn't have time to go searching for it so substituted an aged Gruyere and it worked fine. Otherwise I made it per the recipe directions. I may experiment with infusing the cream with herbs adding caramelized onions to each layer using half and half or using other cheeses. This would be easy to make in individual ramekins or to double (or triple!). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2019
Used a starchy potato cut 1/8 inch thick. Takes a good 90 minutes to cook.Used half and half instead of heavy cream. Used Swiss cheese and a bit of Provolone since I could not find Comté. Seasoned with salt pepper and garlic powder (could not find my garlic salt). Make sure you season every layers.This is very close to what I grew up with in France. Merci Solange! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2016
Wonderful dish. Researched and found that I could use Gruyère or Provolone in place of the Comte so used Provolone. Excellent. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/06/2019
(Disregard the star rating, as I have not made this one yet:) Question: Does this turn out equivalent to (or better than) making a roux + cheese sauce as indicated in most au gratin recipes? Merci bien! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/11/2018
Great starch side dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2017
It was delicious! I did make some changes though. I used Gruyere cheese. I also used half milk and half cream. I diced a little garlic and mixed it in. I think next time I may cook it a tad longer but it was delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2017
The Comte cheese is required. It formed up and was extremely rich and wonderful. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2018
Easy to make and turned out well. Everyone had seconds. Read More