Truffled Potatoes Gratin

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 10m
Ready In

"This is NOT a weeknight dish; and, NOT even a weekend family dinner. This is definitely meant as a dish for that 'SPECIAL' occasion. A birthday, anniversary, company, celebrating, etc. You can serve this family style; or, I prefer to serve this in small individual gratin dishes. But, make sure to finish with the sauteed mushrooms and minced chives."

Original recipe yields 5 servings
  • Garnish


  • Serving Size: 1 (515 g)
  • Calories 571
  • Total Fat - 31.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 19.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 90.8 mg
  • Sodium - 2203.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 49.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 8.1 g
  • Sugars - 12.6 g
  • Protein - 23 g
  • Calcium - 742.6 mg
  • Iron - 1.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 29.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Potatoes and Onions ... This is one time when a mandolin comes in handy. But, you can always thin slice by hand - Thinner the Better!

Step 2

Sauce ... Add the butter to a large pot; and bring to medium low heat, just until melted. Then add the corn starch, and stir until combined. Slowly add the room temperature milk; and let it heat up on medium heat, just until it begins to thicken. Remove from the heat; and, stir in 1 1/2 cups of the cheese - a little at a time. Season with a pinch of nutmeg, salt and pepper. Then, add the potatoes; and, toss lightly until combined.

Step 3

Gratin Dishes ... Spray your gratin dishes (you will need between 4-6 dishes, depending on the size); or, 2 quart casserole dish, with a non-stick spray. Add 1/3 of the potatoes to the dishes, then 1/2 of the onions; repeat - and top with the remaining potatoes. Finish with the remaining cheese.

Step 4

Bake ... In a 350 degree oven, middle shelf; for 30 minutes covered. Uncover, and continue to cook another 30 minutes.

Step 5

Mushrooms ... As the potatoes bake; prepare the mushrooms. Lightly spray a non-stick pan with a non-stick (olive oil spray), or just use a little olive oil 1-2 teaspoons; then, add the mushrooms. Cook on medium high heat; until the mushrooms start to brown, occasionally stirring. Once they are brown, add the brandy. Season with salt and pepper; then continue to cook a few minutes until they get a bit crispy.

Step 6

Finish ... Top each dish with a spoon of the sauteed mushrooms; and, garnish with plenty of chives.

Step 7

Serve and ENJOY! ... As mentioned, this is definitely a 'Special Occasion' dish.

Tips & Variations

  • A mandolin comes in hand for this, but not necessary