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Potatoes Savoyarde: A Classic Gratin

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Potatoes Savoyarde

Potatoes Savoyarde

Copyright 2008 Kevin D Weeks
Potatoes Savoyarde is a classical French dish - a gratin - perfect with any meat prepared almost any way. I've served it beside Beef Daube, Smoked Salmon, and Chicken Saltimbocca. Whatever you serve it with it's delicious - although you may want to vary the herb to more closely complement the main dish or other sides dishes. (Larger image.) Serves 2.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour


  • 2 md. Yukon gold potatoes; skin on and sliced 1/4" thick
  • 1/2 cup shredded Gruyere
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1 lg. garlic clove; finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh thyme leaves
  • Salt and pepper


1. Heat oven to 375F.

2. Arrange a layer of potatoes in the bottom of a small casserole or soufflé dish (6" - 7" in diameter).

3. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, 1/3 of the garlic, and 1/3 of the cheese. Repeat for two more layers.

4. Add chicken stock, slowly pouring in along the edge to avoid disturbing the layers.

5. Cover snugly with aluminum foil and bake for 25 minutes. Remove foil and continue cooking for 20 minutes until browned.

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 4 out of 5
, Member caa215

Delicious dish. There are some discrepancies in preparation instructions. Thyme is mentioned, but the use of it is not included in the directions. I added it to the dish before placing it in the oven, and I removed it after baking. Additionally, the overall time is suggested at 1 hour. The prep is 15 minutes (+), baking it is 45 minutes, although another 20 minutes baking time is suggested as ""uncovered"" in the oven. The math is not correct. Just be prepared for about 90 minutes overall. We enjoyed it and will make it again.

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