Ultimate Potato Gratin

Ultimate Potato Gratin

Blankets of creamy potato baked until bubbling and golden brown, this classic accompaniment is the ultimate comfort food.

1 hr 35 mins total time

20 mins active time


Serves 8



  • 3 lb russet potatoes

    washed, peeled

  • 1 cup (8 fl oz) heavy cream
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 clove garlic


  • ½ cup (2 oz) finely grated Gruyere cheese
  • Cracked black pepper

    to serve

  • Chopped chives

    to serve


  • 1Using a mandoline, cut the potatoes into 1/8-inch thick slices. Place them in a large bowl.
  • 2Add the cream, salt, pepper, thyme and garlic to the potatoes and mix to coat.
  • 3Layer in a 8-inch square baking dish. Pour over the cream that is left in the bowl and sprinkle with the cheese. Cover with a sheet of parchment paper then foil. The parchment paper stops the cheese sticking to the foil.
  • 4Insert the wire rack into position 6.
  • 5Once preheated, place the dish in the oven and start the timer. When the Rotate Remind signals, rotate the dish, remove the foil and parchment paper and continue cooking.
  • 6The gratin should be golden brown. If not, give it a bit more.
  • 7Sprinkle with cracked pepper and chives.