Potato Herb Gratin

  • Yield 6 servings

The combination of herbs puts this potato gratin dish over the top.

Ingredients

3 tablespoons olive oil
6 cloves thick garlic, chopped
2 cups thinly sliced onions
-- Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
-- Olive oil for brushing
2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch-thick rounds
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
6 slices thick Swiss cheese
6 ounces shaved Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 cups milk
2 ounces shaved Parmesan cheese
-- Dash of chopped fresh Italian parsley

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and onions. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Saute for 8 minutes. Add the thyme and rosemary. Saute for 2 minutes. Set aside.
  2. Brush a baking dish with olive oil. Arrange half of the potatoes in an overlapping pattern in the dish. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper. Top with half of the onion mixture, four slices of Swiss cheese and 3 ounces of the Parmesan cheese. Continue layering with the remaining potatoes. Pour the milk over them. Continue layering with the remaining onion mixture, salt, pepper, Swiss cheese and Parmesan cheese.
  3. Bake, covered with foil, for 35 minutes. Bake, uncovered, for 15 minutes longer or until tender and golden brown. Turn off the oven. Top with 2 ounces Parmesan cheese. Leave in the oven for 3 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes. Garnish with parsley.

Recipe reprinted with permission from the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale, Inc., Paradise Servied, South Florida's Culinary Destination (Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale, Inc., 2009)

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