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Old 02-28-2007, 06:26 AM   #11
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I'm glad you got your answer but wonder how you ordered them in trhe restautrant not knowing the name...
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Old 02-28-2007, 11:09 AM   #12
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Actually, my mom does a Potato Au Gratin dish in which she layers the thinly-sliced potatoes with melted butter, minced garlic, & grated parmesan & swiss cheeses. Then cream is poured in & the entire thing is baked until the top is nicely browned & crusty.

Heart attack in a casserole, but delicious!!
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Old 02-28-2007, 12:45 PM   #13
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I looked up what "gratin" means
- it is any dish that is topped with cheese or breadcrumbs and butter then baked or broiled to form a crisp topping
(a gratin does not have to contain cheese or potatoes but can)

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In any sense, they look delicious. I think Michael's right on the presentation. They look cut and toasted, rather than baked in a round dish.
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Old 02-28-2007, 02:42 PM   #15
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I'm glad you got your answer but wonder how you ordered them in trhe restautrant not knowing the name...
I didn't order them, they came with my steaks.
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Old 02-28-2007, 02:46 PM   #16
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I didn't order them, they came with my steaks.

Fair enough. I would have expected them to be described on the menu but every restaurant is different.

Now that you know what they are, you can enjoy them at home!
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