Make-Ahead Potatoes Au Gratin
Serving Size / Yield
- Baking potatoes, 2 lbs
- Crème fraiche, 1 1/2 cups
- Whole milk, 5 cups
- Black pepper, freshly ground, 1/4 tsp
- Heavy cream, 1 1/2 cups
- Salt, 1 tsp
- Softened butter, 2 tbsp
- Grated nutmeg, 1/8 tsp
- Grated Gruyere cheese, 1/2 cup
Combine the milk and the potatoes (cut into thin wedges) in a saucepan and simmer them in medium heat. Cook for 15 minutes until the mixture is tender.
Preheat oven to 375 degree F, remove the milk from the pan, and add nutmeg, salt, pepper, crème fraiche and heavy cream to the tender potatoes. Cook for another 10-15 mins.
Take a large baking dish and butter the base evenly. Transfer the potato mixture over the baking dish and cover it with Gruyere cheese. Bake for 30 minutes, until the top of the potatoes are rich brown.