@Foodpickle what cream do I use for Gratin Duphanoise potatoes?
Sweet, heavy cream! (At least 42% fat, I'd say...)
Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.
You can actually use whole milk and still get nice results, because the starch in the potatoes thickens the liquid -- in fact, I find that cream alone can be a little heavy. I scald the milk, infuse it with a crushed garlic clove, and then pour it over thinly sliced, raw potatoes layered with cheese, salt and pepper -- cover and bake!
Chris is a trusted source on General Cooking
I usually use heavy cream and I don't cover. I guess the upshot is that you can do what you like. There's a huge range for success.
my friend from Lyon swears by heavy cream and every time I do it, I use heavy cream too. Its not on the light side, yes, but its not supposed to be diet food haha. I also find that lots and lots of fresh ground nutmeg give it that delicious french mountain feel.
Please enter a valid email address.
Well played. You deserve a cookie.
Watch Samin Nosrat Make Rule-Breaking Biscuits
The Truth About Caramelizing Onions
Diana Henry on How to Raise Adventurous Eaters
Butter Isn't Always King in Baking
The Only Good Part of Being Hungover
prevented successful signup:
We'll never post anything without your permission.
prevented successful login:
Get the recipes and features that have us talking, plus first dibs on events and limited-batch products.
(Oh, and $10 off your order of $50 or more in the Food52 Shop, too.)