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Tips for preventing a broken Gratin?

Is there any general guidelines for preventing a cheese and cream based Gratin from "breaking", i.e. fat separating. The last two I have made have turned into oily messes, even though I seem to cooking it properly: bubbling and beginning to brown.

asked by Kevin Fitchard about 4 years ago
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added about 4 years ago

chef arik is right on here. too high a heat and/or too long cooking.

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added about 4 years ago

Agreed. You might also have trouble if using veggies that exude a lot of moisture.