Garlic and Herb Potato Gratin recipe for Secret Recipe Club!
Time for another Secret Recipe Club! For those who haven’t seen my previous Secret Recipe Club posts, this club includes a group of bloggers who are assigned a different blog each month and secretly make a recipe to post on their specified reveal day. I look forward to my assignment email every month and discovering new blogs. It is also fun to see what someone chooses from your blog.
This month I was assigned to Dorothy’s blog, Shockingly Delicious! Dorothy has been writing about food for 25 years and currently freelances as a food and financial writer. She began cooking at an early age with her mother and eventually went into journalism writing food stories and recipes. Her focus with the blog is simple to prepare, budget-friendly, tried and true recipes that are also delicious. I love that the bottom of her recipes include helpful notes such as variations, make-ahead and leftover ideas, and tips for kids (she has two children).
Dorothy has so many amazing recipes to choose from. Due to the timing of this post, I stuck to Thanksgiving picks and was immediately drawn to her Garlic and Herb Potato Gratin. Here are some other recipes I have pinned for later: Bob Andy Pie, Asian Citrus-Marinated Mushrooms, Sweet Potato Spice Cake with Pecan Streusel Topping, Eggnog French Toast, Irish Elephant Ears, Cinnamon Doughnut Muffins, Alabama Light Bread, Meatball Lover’s Sandwich, and Beef Migas.
This Garlic and Herb Potato Gratin is an incredibly easy side dish would make a delicious addition to the Thanksgiving table. With the help of a mandoline (always use a guard!), the potatoes were sliced quickly and the longest step was arranging them in the baking dish. The creamy cheese sauce is just thin enough to seep through all the layers as it bakes. To check to see if the potatoes are done, press the tip of a butter knife through the center. If it gives easily, then the potatoes are cooked through.
I used a round biscuit cutter to cut out circles of the gratin for a different type of presentation. This is definitely not needed, but I liked the way it showed off the layers.
Boursin cheese is in the specialty cheese section of most larger grocery stores. Don’t have half and half? You can substitute with 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 cup heavy cream.
The chives are completely optional. I like the extra pop of color and used garlic chives from my garden.
Dorothy had some great ideas of how to re-use any leftovers. They can be served with a fried egg, or chopped up and added to a frittata or soup.
Check out what everyone else in Group D made!
- Chili Macaroni and Cheese from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Rustic Ciabatta and Mini-Meatloaves from Bewitching Kitchen
- Mushroom Sausage Ragu from Without Adornment
- Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing from Palatable Pastime
- Whole Roasted Cauliflower in Spicy-Sweet Mexican Sauce from Shockingly Delicious
- Canja de Galinha (Brazilian Chicken and Rice Soup) from Lavender and Lovage
- Easy Honey Mustard Chicken from Enriching Your Kid
- Mozzarella Cheese Cutlets from Life on Food
- Chorizo Ragu Stuffed Spaghetti Squash from The Spiffy Cookie
- Apple-Vanilla Coffee Cake from Fearless Homemaker
- Mini Omelettes from Chocolate and Chillies
- Spiced Sugared Nuts from Making Miracles
- Gooey Butter Shortbread Bars from Caleigh’s Kitchen
- Pull Apart Pizza Bites from The Colbert Clan
- Savory Granola from Lynsey Lou’s
- Salted Caramel Blondies from Hapa-tite
- Honey Roasted Carrots from I am a Honey Bee
- Bollywood Coconut Curry Seasoning from Natural Noshing
- Skinny Crustless Quiche from Our Good Life
- Hungarian Stuffed Crepes from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Garlic and Herb Potato Gratin Recipe
Adapted from Shockingly Delicious
Garlic and Herb Potato Gratin
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup half and half
- 1 package (5.2 ounces) Boursin cheese with garlic and herbs
- 1 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped Italian flat leaf parsley
- 2 large garlic cloves minced
- 3 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes peeled and sliced into 1/8 inch thick rounds
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Chopped chives for garnish
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish (at least 2 inch sides) with butter or oil.
- In a medium saucepan, mix together cream, half and half, Boursin cheese, and salt over low heat until melted and smooth. Do not bring to a boil. Remove from heat and whisk in parsley and garlic.
- Arrange half of the potato slices in the prepared baking dish. Season the top with pepper then evenly pour half of the cheese sauce. Arrange the remaining potato slices over the top, slightly overlapping them. Top with more pepper and the remaining cheese sauce.
- Bake in preheated oven until the top is golden brown and the potatoes are tender all the way through, 55-60 minutes.
- Serve warm topped with chopped chives.
Now this is MY kind of recipe – it looks and sounds totally DIVINE! Karen
Rebekah @ Making Miracles
Yumm! Definitely a perfect Thanksgiving side dish – love the cut outs to see all the perfect thin potato layers. 🙂
What a cool presentation, love it!
Of course, Dorothy’s blog is a must-visit, so much to choose from!
Karen @ Karen's Kitchen Stories
I love your idea of cutting them with the biscuit cutter. So adorable! I could live on potatoes alone.
Tara, you are BEYOND clever with your round cut outs! That’s a little bit o’ genius! Thanks for presenting my blog so beautifully this month.
Lauren @ Sew You Think You Can Cook
I had Dorothy’s blog last month!
This recipe sounds fantastic. And I like your fancy presentation, too.
This is so pretty! I agree that using the biscuit cutter adds that little extra for presentation! Great SRC pick!
Emily @ Life on Food
I am smacking my lips. This looks delicious and it so clever to use the biscuit cutter for the rounds. Of course I would eat probably 3 or four like that.
Wendy, A Day in the Life on the Farm
I love Boursin Cheese and these potatoes look absolutely divine. Great choice for this month.
This Cake is Desi
this seems like a great ideaa.. and i love the recipe that you made and i’ll make sure to check out all the other blogs as well.. all of them look great.:)
Raquel @ My California Roots
I’ve been wanting to make potato gratin for so long – thanks for the reminder! I’ve put this on my menu for this week 🙂
Oh my goodness, potatoes never looked so beautiful!