Potatoes Gratinées and a GIVEAWAY!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!  I am SO happy to have my mom visiting for Thanksgiving!  David, unfortunately, has to work today, so we will be having our actual dinner on Saturday, but today we're doing a mini Thanksgiving.  We're having a roasted turkey breast, Pommes de Terre Gratinées and roasted brussels sprouts.  This recipe for Au Gratin Potatoes, or in French Pommes de Terre Gratinées is one I learned to make when I was in college living in France.  It's SO yummy and SO easy!  I thought it would make the perfect accompaniment to the roasted turkey breast for my mini Thanksgiving!


Pommes de Terre Gratinées



  • 4 large potatoes peeled and thinly sliced (I like to use my Pampered Chef peeler/corer/slicer to do this job)
  • 2 cups cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups good Swiss or French/Swiss cheese, like Emmanthal, Comté, Gruyère or Raclette (I like to use a combo of whatever I have on hand, so today I had Emmanthal and Raclette)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. herbes de provence
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 13X9 baking dish generously with cooking spray (unless you are using stoneware, then don't spray).  Place one half of the potatoes in the dish and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Mix with your hands to distribute, sprinklewith 1/2 of the cheese.  Repeat layer with remaining potatoes, salt and pepper, and cheese.  Do not mix the top layer.  In a medium bowl, whisk together the cream, eggs, garlic, nutmeg and herbes de provence.  Pour liquid over the potatoes evenly.  Bake covered with foil for 1 hour or until potatoes are soft and knife inserted comes out clean.  Uncover and cook for another 5-10 minutes until cheese is bubbly and browning.  

I hope all of you enjoy your Thanksgiving!  I'm having a little contest, giving away a Chex Mix prize pack!  The Chex Mix prize pack includes all you need to make Chex Mix for you and your friends!  Do you want to win the Chex Mix prize pack?  Tell me, what are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?  I also want to know your favorite Thanksgiving food!  Answer these questions in a comment to this post and you will be entered to win the Chex Mix prize pack!  Contest ends MONDAY NOVEMBER 28th at 5pm Central time!  

8 comments:

JC said...

I am thankful for the good health of my family
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JC said...

My avorite Thanksgiving food is pumpkin pie.

Mami2jcn said...

I'm thankful for my family and my favorite Thanksgiving food is mashed potatoes.

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Rosa said...

My best thanksgiving food is stuffing with italian sausages.

Rosa said...

My best thanksgiving food is stuffing with italian sausages.

Cheryl Free said...

I'm thankful for my loved ones and my favorite Thanksgiving food is sausage stuffing ヅ *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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AubreyLaine said...

I am thankful for family, friends, health.
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AubreyLaine said...

My fave thanksgiving food is pumpkin pie!
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