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Potato Gratin

Potato Gratin

I was fairly busy the last days, not with cooking and baking but with other stuff. I barely had time to actually sit down and take care of pictures and posts. Sorry about that. However, I do have a couple of things lined up for you. Lets get started on a fairly simple supper or lunch dish: Potato Gratin.

Germans like their potato, it’s a fact, and I am no exception. Don’t ask me why, but that’s the staple for most dishes. Potato Gratin is mostly potatoes, though you can add vegetables if you like. I don’t remember ever doing it but it’s a personal choice.

Potato Gratin Close Up


– 1 kg potatoes
– ham, diced
– 500ml whipping cream
– 500g sour cream
– 2-3 eggs, depending on size
– pepper
– garlic
– nutmeg
– paprika
– oregano
– cheese

Wash and peal the potatoes, then slice them finely. Cut the ham and dice it up. Set both aside. Combine whipping cream, sour cream, eggs, and spices well. Then layer the potatoes in a casserole dish like fish scales, add some ham after the first layer and continue until the dish is full. Pour the cream mixtures over it and cook it in a preheated oven of 180°C for about 45 min. Grate some cheese and spread on top before you place it back in the oven for another  15 to 20 min.

Potato Gratin Top

Remove the dish from the oven and let it cool somewhat before serving.

You could add vegetables like peas and carrots in between potato layers, or you can serve it with a side salad.

Happy Cooking!


About andreamacleod

Take a KitchenAid Artisan machine, a young wife, time, creativity and mix it well. You end up with endless options of baking goodies from German torte to North American cupcakes. Follow me on my baking and cooking adventures and throw in your cent or two. There are no limits!

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