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This simple gratin uses yellow-fleshed potatoes to good advantage--sliced thin, they remain toothsome but light. For best results, peel and slice the potatoes just before assembling the gratin so their starch doesn't leach out. Using a "V" slicer or mandoline really helps to make uniformly thin slices.

Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough
Recipe by Cooking Light October 2003

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Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

Recipe Summary

Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375°.

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  • Heat oil in a small nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallots and garlic; sauté 2 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat; stir in ham, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, nutmeg, and spinach. Combine milk, flour, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon salt, stirring with a whisk.

  • Arrange half of potato slices in an 8-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Spread spinach mixture over potato slices. Arrange remaining potato slices over spinach mixture; pour milk mixture over top. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cover with foil coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until potato is tender. Uncover and sprinkle with cheese; bake an additional 15 minutes.

  • Preheat broiler.

  • Broil gratin for 2 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts

240 calories; calories from fat 24%; fat 6.3g; saturated fat 2.9g; mono fat 2.5g; poly fat 0.5g; protein 12.8g; carbohydrates 34g; fiber 3g; cholesterol 22mg; iron 1.7mg; sodium 581mg; calcium 235mg.
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