Potato Gratin in Garlic Cream

Coastal Living
12 servings.

Ingredients

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1 garlic bulb
1 quart whipping cream
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
3 pounds new potatoes, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
2 teaspoons salt, divided
2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper, divided
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg, divided (optional)
1 teaspoon (6-ounce) container grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1 (6-ounce) container grated Parmesan cheese, divided

Preparation

Cut off and discard pointed tip of garlic bulb, place bulb on a piece of aluminum foil. Fold foil to seal.

Bake at 400° for 1 hour. Cool. Squeeze pulp into a large bowl; stir in whipping cream. Whisk in flour. Set aside.

Layer half of potatoes in a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon pepper, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, and half of cheese. Repeat procedure with remaining potatoes, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Place baking dish on a jellyroll pan. Pour whipping cream mixture over potatoes.

Bake, covered, at 400° for 30 minutes. Remove cover; sprinkle with remaining half of cheese. Bake 30 more minutes or until potatoes are tender. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.

Created date

May 2001