Idaho® Potato Gratin


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 garlic clove, minced fine
  • 1 quart heavy cream
  • 1-1/2 cups Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, grated
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt, milled
  • 1/8 tablespoon white pepper, freshly grated
  • 1 cup aged Gruyere cheese, grated, divided
  • 6 Idaho® Russet potatoes, medium size (8-9 ounces), sliced 1/8-inch thick
  • ½ cup Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, grated, to finish


  1. Pre-heat an oven to 350°F.
  2. Rub the bottom and sides of a half-hotel pan (roughly 12” x 10”) –or similar sized baking dish– with butter and garlic.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the cream, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, nutmeg, salt, pepper, and ¾ cup of Gruyere cheese.
  4. Layer the potatoes in an evenly in the pan, covering the bottom completely.
  5. Pour the cream mixture over the potatoes, pressing the potatoes with a spoon to ensure even distribution of the liquid. Sprinkle the remaining ¼ cup Gruyere over the top of the gratin.
  6. Cover the pan with foil, and bake for approximately 1 hour, or until the potatoes are soft.
  7. Remove the foil and top with an additional ½ cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano.
  8. Return the gratin to the oven for approximately 10 minutes, or until the gratin is browned and bubbling.
  9. Let the gratin rest 10-15 minutes before serving.
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Yield: 6

Seth Woods
The Aquitaine Group
Boston MA

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