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Carrot Gratin

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Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn
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  • Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

1 1/2pounds carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
1medium potato, peeled and thinly sliced
1medium onion, peeled and sliced
4 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
1cup half-and-half
1/4cup heavy cream
1teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/2teaspoon salt
10sprigs thyme

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Combine carrots, potato, onion, garlic, half-and-half, cream, nutmeg and salt in a large mixing bowl. Toss well to combine. Transfer to a 6-cup casserole or other ovenproof baking dish. Top carrot mixture with fresh thyme. Cover with a tight fitting lid or aluminum foil.
  3. Bake about 1 hour, or until liquid is absorbed. Remove lid and continue baking 10 minutes to allow the gratin to brown. Gratin is done when the liquid has been absorbed and the top is a golden color. Let stand 10 to 30 minutes and remove thyme sprigs before serving.

Recipe by Chef Eric Skokan, Black Cat Farm Table Bistro, Boulder, Colo.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 165
  • Fat 9g
  • Cholesterol 29mg
  • Sodium 286mg
  • Carbohydrate 20g
  • Fiber 3.5g
  • Protein 3g
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