Whether it's a quick snack, a comforting side dish, or a family breakfast, potatoes are the perfect pick. A few surprising ingredients, like caramelized lemons in roasted potatoes or pesto in potato salad, give these easy potato dishes a quick upgrade. Below is a classic recipe for potato gratin that will make you an instant potato fan (if you're not already).
Recipe adapted from www.foodnetwork.com
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
- 1 sprig fresh thyme
- 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 pounds Yukon Gold potaotes, peeled and cut into 1/8-inch thick slices
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 3/4 cup grated Parmesan, plus more for broiling
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
In a saucepan, heat up the cream with a sprig of thyme, chopped garlic and nutmeg.
While cream is heating up, butter a casserole. Place a layer of potato in an overlapping pattern and season with salt and pepper. Remove cream from heat, then pour a little over the potatoes. Top with some grated Parmesan. Make 2 more layers. Bake, uncovered, for 35-45 minutes. Sprinkle some more Parmesan and broil until cheese browns, about 5 minutes.