Potatoes au Gratin
Makes 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients

1 3/4 lb russet potatoes 5 garlic cloves 2 cups whole milk Freshly grated nutmeg, as needed Salt, as needed Freshly ground black pepper, as needed 3/4 cup heavy cream 4 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter a 9…

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Potatoes au Gratin

Makes 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 lb russet potatoes
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • Freshly grated nutmeg, as needed
  • Salt, as needed
  • Freshly ground black pepper, as needed
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter a 9 x 13-inch baking pan.
  2. Scrub, peel, and thinly slice the potatoes using a mandoline or chef’s knife.
  3. Combine the garlic with the milk in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Season the milk with nutmeg, salt, and pepper and add the sliced potatoes.
  4. Bring the milk mixture to a simmer and cook the potatoes for 10 to 12 minutes, taking care that the milk does not boil over. Remove the saucepan from the heat and discard the garlic cloves.
  5. Transfer the potatoes and milk to the prepared baking pan, pour the cream over the top, and dot with the butter.
  6. Bake until golden brown and the milk has been absorbed, about 45 minutes.
  7. Allow the potatoes to rest for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

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