November Recipe: Potato Gratin

November 15, 2019

Here at Trabolgan Holiday Village, we love food! We’ve got a great range of restaurants and food outlets for you to enjoy, but we also provide excellent self catering accommodation so that you can treat yourselves to some special, home-cooked meals during your stay.

November is all about comfort food, and there’s nothing quite like a good potato gratin, or dauphinoise, to make a meal special. This is an excellent side dish for a dinner party or a family meal, and the trick is to give the flavours plenty of time to sink in. Making the dish several hours before you wish to eat is a great way to make the most of the flavours, and means you can enjoy the preparation and avoid last minute panics.

Delicious Potato Gratin Recipe:


  • 8 large potatoes
  • 2 large onions
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 500ml single cream
  • 500ml vegetable stock


  1. Preheat the oven to around 190 degrees (170 degrees if using a fan oven), if you are planning to cook the gratin straight away.
  2. Wash and peel the potatoes, and slice very thinly. Ideally, your slices should be rounds of about 2-3mm in thickness.
  3. Chop the onions and garlic as small as you can. These should infuse the dish without being overpowering, so small pieces will work best.
  4. Select an ovenproof dish and begin to layer your gratin. Lay potato slices across the bottom of the dish, and sprinkle a little onion and garlic on top before adding another layer of potato. Continue until you have filled half of the dish.
  5. Pour about a third of the cream and the stock over the layers you have already arranged, and continue to build more layers on top until the dish is full.
  6. Slowly pour the cream and stock over the top, allowing time for it to sink through the layers. Finish with a layer of cream on the top of the dish.
  7. If you do not have to cook your gratin straight away, leave it to sit for a couple of hours, allowing the flavours to come through.
  8. Bake your gratin for 30-60 minutes, until the top layer of potatoes is golden brown and the cream has browned on the top. Use a sharp knife in the centre to check that your potato layers are soft all the way through the dish, and allow the gratin to stand for five minutes before serving.

This gratin is perfect served with roast fish or meat and fresh, seasonal vegetables. Enjoy!

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