Potato Gratin with Gruyere and Herbes de Provence

  • Active Time 35m
  • Total Time 2h 5m
  • Rating ****

8 servings

This delicious potato dish from the south of France comes together in minutes. It a perfect side dish for chicken or fish, but also makes and elegant brunch dish when served with poached eggs. Cooking.com Tip: Bake this creamy side dish in a beautiful Emile Henry baking dish. Made of ceramic, this dish retains and distributes heat evenly resulting in perfectly cooked food. In fact, it is so durable and attractive it can go directly from the oven to your dining table.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2/3 cup thinly sliced shallots
  • 4 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup canned chicken broth
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 2 teaspoons Herbes de Provence with lavender
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled
  • 6 ounces Gruyere cheese


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter 13x9-inch baking dish. Heat oil in heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Add shallots and sauté until tender, about 10 minutes. Add garlic and sauté 1 minute. Add broth, wine and herbs; bring to simmer. Add cream, salt and pepper; remove from heat.

Grate potatoes through stand mixer or food processor with the shredder attachment according to manufacturer's instructions (there should be about 7 cups). Add potatoes directly to cream mixture to avoid discoloration. Heat until mixture simmers, about 12 minutes. Meanwhile, grate cheese through stand mixer shredder attachment according to manufacturer's instructions.

Spoon half of potato mixture into prepared dish. Sprinkle with half of cheese. Spoon remaining potato mixture atop cheese, spreading evenly. Sprinkle remaining cheese over.

Bake until top browns, liquid bubbles and potatoes are tender, about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Cool 15 minutes and serve.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 6349

nutrition information per serving

360 calories; 24g total fat; 74mg cholesterol; 401mg sodium; 24g carbohydrates; 3g fiber; 11g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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