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Old 08-12-2013, 01:52 PM   #1
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Need to find this recipe.

Hello All, I saw a recipe on tv a week or two ago... I don't remember which network or the name of the chef. I remember that the chef was female & she was making a meal for her brother that was visiting her. The recipe was a potato cake. It consisted of thinly sliced potatoes, soaking them in cream, then pressing the potato slices into a cake pan & baking them with weight on top.
Did anyone else see this show? I have searched the web and cannot find this recipe anywhere. Can anyone help me with this??

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Old 08-12-2013, 05:39 PM   #2
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I don't know which show or chef you are referring to, but the recipe sounds a lot like Potatoes Dauphinoise.

Your location says "Dover". Are you in Dover, England or Dover, Delaware?

Anyway, here is a British link:
Potato Dauphinoise Recipe - Great British Chefs

Here is an American link:
Potatoes Dauphinoise Recipe | Cooking | How To | Martha Stewart Recipes

There are also a couple of recipes here on the forum, if you do a search.
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Old 08-12-2013, 06:22 PM   #3
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That would be Dover, NH, USA.

Dauphinoise is much more complex than the recipe I'm looking for. Thanks for trying though! I appreciate any help I can get.
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Old 08-12-2013, 06:28 PM   #4
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I'm wondering if it's one of Ina Garten's or Rhee Drummond's recipes. Is it called a potato cake, or more of a tart or gratin?
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Old 08-12-2013, 06:29 PM   #5
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Potato Cake.
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Old 08-12-2013, 06:33 PM   #6
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Thanks for the names. Now I can try searching on those!
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Old 08-12-2013, 06:37 PM   #7
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Trying to remember who might have had a brother on recently. Trisha Yearwood?
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Old 08-12-2013, 06:49 PM   #8
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You are sort of describing Gratin dauphinois. There are very simple recipes for it around.
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Old 08-13-2013, 07:02 AM   #9
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Had trouble finding a recipe with all your qualifications. However does Pommes anna, Potato Galette or Potato Pave ring any bells. It seems like you have a version of Scalloped Potatoes molded in a pan and compressed with a weight similar to a Galette. Cooks Country Website has a recipe for this. Would Ann Burrell [Food Network] be your chef? Her recipe is for Potatoes Pave[Cake]
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Old 08-13-2013, 08:11 AM   #10
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Try Crispy Potato Galette.

http://www.redbookmag.comGratin

or Gratin Dauphinoise!

Gratin Dauphinoise | Essential Pepin

I only fix potatoes a couple of times a year and I usually make these simple cheese potatoes from my childhood!

Cheese Potatoes (serves 4, well maybe 2)
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/4 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup shredded, processed American cheese
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
Par boil potatoes, drain, dry and place in a buttered casserole and top with sauce made from other ingredients. Bake at 350 until bubbly and brown on top approx. 45 minutes.

Notes:
I usually make these using a can of whole potatoes from the emergency shelf. Great when someone drops in unexpectedly or during a howling blizzard!
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