Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Amy Burke
Hands-on Time
30 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 22 Mins
Yield
Makes 8 servings

Fennel-and-Potato Gratin gets a punch of flavor from nutmeg and fennel. This cheesy potato gratin is impressive enough for a holiday party, but it's easy enough to put together on a busy weeknight.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°. Melt butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add shallot; sauté 2 to 3 minutes or until tender. Add garlic, and sauté 1 minute.

Step 2

Whisk in flour; cook, whisking constantly, 1 minute. Gradually whisk in half-and-half; cook, whisking constantly, 3 to 4 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat. Whisk in cheese until melted and smooth. Stir in salt and next 2 ingredients.

Step 3

Layer potato and fennel slices alternately in a lightly greased, broiler-safe ceramic 2-qt. casserole dish. Spread cheese sauce over layers. Cover with aluminum foil.

Step 4

Bake at 400° for 50 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Remove from oven. Increase oven temperature to broil with oven rack 5 inches from heat. Uncover dish, and broil 2 to 4 minutes or until golden brown. Garnish, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

Jennifer3946's Review

jmcosta
November 07, 2012
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jmcosta's Review

YanaNavarre
March 13, 2012
Great! Done it twice already.

DannaG's Review

Jennifer3946
December 28, 2011
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YanaNavarre's Review

DannaG
December 08, 2011
This is my absolute favorite potato gratin recipe. Been trying to perfect it for some time now. Just love it !! Thank you Southern Living for sharing it with us.