Gratin, when translated from its French origins, means a dish with a light browned crust of melted cheese or bread crumbs. What do you get when you combine cheese and oven-roasted potatoes? A whole lot of hearty goodness! Use locally-grown potatoes from Fairway with our incredible cheeses for a filling family side. Pair with Fairway Orange Herbed Turkey for a holiday meal your family will love.
Healthy Potato Gratin with Fairway Fresh Herbs
Prep Time: 15 minutes plus 5 minutes for stacking; Cook Time: 75 minutes; Serves: 8
- 1½ tbsps Fairway Olive Oil, (plus more for oiling, or use Pam Spray)
- 1 large shallot, minced (about 1/3 cup)
- 1½ tsps thyme, chopped
- ½ tsp rosemary, chopped
- 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
- 2 lbs medium red potatoes, very thinly sliced
- Fairway Salt and Pepper
- Preheat the oven to 400°F. Oil or Pam Spray an 8-inch round dark cake pan. Line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper; oil or spray the parchment paper.
- In a medium saucepan over medium heat, warm 1½ tbsps Fairway Olive Oil. While the oil is warming, mince the shallot and add to pan, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 3 minutes. During this time chop thyme and rosemary; add these Fairway Fresh Herbs and cook for 1 minute. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Increase the heat to medium-high until the liquid is reduced to ¾ cup, about 10 minutes.
- While the broth is reducing, thinly slice red potatoes using a knife (or, preferably, a mandolin). Arrange an overlapping layer of potato slices in the circular cake pan. Stacking instructions: season the potatoes lightly with Fairway Salt and Pepper and spoon a small amount of the reduced broth on top. Repeat, first layering the potatoes, then spooning reduced broth on top, and lastly seasoning with Fairway Salt and Pepper; repeat with remaining potatoes. Pour any remaining broth on top. Cover the cake pan with a sheet of oiled parchment paper faced down and a sheet of foil on top.
- Place the cake pan in the center of the oven until the potatoes are very tender, about 1 hour. Remove the foil and paper and bake until the top is dry, about 10 minutes longer.
- Turn the broiler on. Remove the cake pan from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes. Gently and carefully cut around the gratin cake to make inverting onto a heatproof plate easier; carefully remove the cake pan and parchment paper. Broil the gratin 6 inches from the broiler until the surface is lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Slice into wedges and serve.