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Old 02-17-2008, 12:23 PM   #11
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Lots of good ideas here. When I have a chance, will post my Au Gratin recipe in the veggie catagory. The trick, for me, to getting the dish cooked through is... I boil the water for the potatoes & let them simmer for about five-10 minutes. I don't use a mandoline or processor - just slice the potatoes thinly. Hope that helps.
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Old 02-17-2008, 01:52 PM   #12
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I always change mine. Sometimes I use goat cheese, sometimes not. I slice the potatoes on the mandolin very thin and make sure there's plenty of liquid for the sauce to cook them through. Also, carmelize the onion/shallot first, then assemble.

For the sauce I make a somewhat thin bechamel sauce with salt, pepper, nutmeg and whatever cheese I feel like adding. Be careful with goat cheese it will break on you.

Coat the dish with butter to prevent sticking. You can top with a thin coat of breadcrumbs and little wads of butter. Cook it covered for the first...say 30-40 minutes, then uncover to reduce and crisp up the top.
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Old 02-21-2008, 05:49 PM   #13
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I always change mine. Sometimes I use goat cheese, sometimes not. I slice the potatoes on the mandolin very thin and make sure there's plenty of liquid for the sauce to cook them through. Also, carmelize the onion/shallot first, then assemble.

For the sauce I make a somewhat thin bechamel sauce with salt, pepper, nutmeg and whatever cheese I feel like adding. Be careful with goat cheese it will break on you.

Coat the dish with butter to prevent sticking. You can top with a thin coat of breadcrumbs and little wads of butter. Cook it covered for the first...say 30-40 minutes, then uncover to reduce and crisp up the top.
thanks for sharing
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Lots of good ideas here. When I have a chance, will post my Au Gratin recipe in the veggie catagory. The trick, for me, to getting the dish cooked through is... I boil the water for the potatoes & let them simmer for about five-10 minutes. I don't use a mandoline or processor - just slice the potatoes thinly. Hope that helps.
thanks for sharing your tips.
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