You know the term, “saving the best for last”? I know all about it. I mean, I was in the Class of 1999, after all. I also totally made the right decision by making the Pommes Dauphinois for Thanksgiving, thus saving the best November FFwD recipe for last. Pommes Dauphinois is the pretty French name for a potato gratin… similiar to scalloped potatoes, but so much yummier. 🙂
I sliced each potato, layered the slices in a pretty pattern, sprinkled them with salt and pepper, ladled on the cream and lovingly sprinkled it all with hand-grated cheese. Then I began again. After reading other gratin posts, I decided that I’d add cheese to each layer, instead of just at the end. It made for a richer and creamier dish… believe you me. Even though it was a bit time-consuming, I will never buy a box of scalloped potatoes again. It was that good. Speaking of, I wish I had a piece right now…
Exciting recipes for December are ahead and month three of FFwD looks to be a delicious one, so stick around!
#9 – Pommes Dauphinois or Potato Gratin (pgs. 360-361)
Source: Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan
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