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Gratin help?

Hi everyone,
I'm looking for a brussel sprouts gratin recipe that uses gruyere but no cream. Milk is okay...but my guest specifically requested no cream. I know this might sound silly, but can I just sub milk in place of cream in any gratin recipe? Or does anyone have a good recipe they can link?

asked by skittle over 1 year ago
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added over 1 year ago

Whole milk might do okay. What step do you use the milk? It won't thicken like a heavier cream will.

added over 1 year ago

Does the recipe contain any potatoes? If not, maybe you could add some because the starch from the potatoes would help thicken the gratin.


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added over 1 year ago

Evaporated milk will make it rich & creamy.


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added over 1 year ago

You could also make a roux (half butter, half flour) and add the hot milk to it, but that will make it more rich and it seems that is what your friend is trying to avoid.
You could also add a little extra gruyere or whichever cheese you're using to thicken things up.

added over 1 year ago

I can do a roux-she's just got a weird aversion to cream...sigh.
I initially thought of doing like a mac and cheese recipe-then subbing the sprouts for the noodles. I just don't want to mess it up. I guess I'm just not sure of the proper proportions?

added over 1 year ago

You can get potato starch in most stores. The benefit is in the taste. Far better than cornstarch so ... Milk and potato starch would be my suggestion.