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Chef John's Truffled Potato Gratin Recipe
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Chef John’s Truffled Potato Gratin
A creamy potato gratin starring a special truffle-studded Italian cheese. See more
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Chef John's Truffled Potato Gratin

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"I used a mix of brown and lobster mushrooms, which worked very nicely, but this recipe will be spectacular with any mushroom. If you can find some wild mushrooms like morel, chanterelle, porcini, or lobster, use them. But if you can't, use regular supermarket mushrooms and you will still be rewarded with a very memorable potato side dish."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings

Directions

  1. Melt 1 1/3 tablespoon butter with olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat; cook mushrooms in the hot butter-oil mixture, stirring often, until browned on the edges, 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Combine 2 teaspoons softened butter with garlic in a small bowl; butter a 9x13-inch baking dish with garlic butter.
  3. Spread 1/3 the potatoes into the bottom of the prepared baking dish in a layer; season with salt, black pepper, 1/2 the thyme leaves, and 1/2 the cooked mushrooms. Sprinkle almost half the sottocenere cheese over potatoes, reserving about 3 tablespoons for the top. Layer next 1/3 the potatoes over cheese, season with salt and black pepper, remaining 1/2 thyme leaves, 1/2 the remaining cheese, remaining mushrooms, and last layer of potatoes. Season potatoes with more salt and black pepper. Pour chicken stock and cream over the top. Sprinkle with more salt and black pepper and reserved 3 tablespoons of sottocenere cheese. Cover dish loosely with aluminum foil; tent the foil a little so it doesn't touch the potatoes.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until potatoes are bubbly, about 45 minutes. Remove foil and cook until top is browned, about 15 more minutes. Let cool slightly before serving.
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  • PREP 15 mins
  • COOK 1 hr
  • READY IN 1 hr 15 mins
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Nov 15, 2013

AMAZING!! I am on a truffle kick at the moment - spreading truffle butter on my bagel and pizza crust, and anything else I can find, including my fingertips. Also thanks for the tip on the cheese. I got something similar at Trader Joes, but it was not quite as good.

 
Jan 09, 2014

As always, Chef John puts out great information. Don't worry if you can't find certain things, (except heavy cream, no switching:) his recipes are meant to keep it pretty simple for us average joe's. Tried this one out substituting cheeses but it was still great. I did find a truffle oil spray at the store, completely out of the blue so used it.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 641 kcal
  • 32%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 47.6 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 152 mg
  • 51%
  • Fat
  • 44.8 g
  • 69%
  • Fiber
  • 3.7 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 15.9 g
  • 32%
  • Sodium
  • 478 mg
  • 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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