Potato Gratin

Every Emeril recipe I have made has come out wonderfully, and these potatoes were just as good as everything else I’ve made by him.

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Three Potato Gratin
Recipe Courtesy of Emeril Lagasse


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 heads of garlic, split in half
  • 1 quart of cream
  • 1 pound peeled white potatoes, 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 pound peeled sweet potatoes, 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 pound red potatoes, 1/4 inch slices
  • 2 cups grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese plus 2 tablespoons for garnish
  • salt and white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Grease an oval soufflé dish with the butter. In a saucepan, bring the garlic and cream to a simmer. Season with salt and white pepper. Simmer the cream for 15 minutes, or until the cream has reduced by 1/4 and has slightly thickened. Season the potatoes with salt and white pepper. Alternate layering the white potatoes, sweet potatoes, red potatoes, and cheese in the prepared dish. You should have a total of six layers. Strain the garlic from the cream and pour over the potatoes. Cover the souffle dish with aluminum foil. Place in the oven and bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Remove the foil and continue cooking for 10 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Cool the gratin for 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with 2 tablespoons each of cheese and chopped chives.Picture 036


I made some changes to the recipe:

  1. I used only one kind of potato.
  2. After draining the garlic out of the cream, I ended up adding a significant amount of garlic powder.
  3. I thickened the sauce (it just needed to be thickened a little bit) by mashing flower into butter and adding it to the cream.
  4. I melted the cheese into the sauce.
  5. Instead of buttering the pan I put a little sauce at the bottom of the dish.
  6. I probably used more than two cups of cheese.
  7. I used aged cheddar, asiago and gruyere cheeses.
  8. I chopped dill and added that to the  cheese to top off the potatoes.
  9. It took me more that 35 minutes to bake it.
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One Response to Potato Gratin

  1. Demetra says:

    Yum! This looks really good

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