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Potato Casserole Recipe – Cleverly prepare a quick Gratin

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In this article I show you the fast Potato Casserole Recipe.

It comes from my first cookbook: Der Minutenkoch – schmeckt.schneller.

I have optimised and refined the dish many times in recent years.

In addition to potatoes as the main ingredient, courgettes are also added to the casserole.

With a little skill you can prepare it in less than 15 minutes.

Then the oven does the work and you can dress up for dinner. 

I wish you all the best and look forward to your comments at the end of this page.

1. Recipe Potato Casserole

Here is the recipe for the wonderful gratin.

I wish you success and a good appetite.

Comments are welcome, write me at the end of the page.

Potato Casserole

Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 2
Calories 824
Total Time 60 Min.
Preparation Time 20 Min.
Cook Time 40 Min.

Simple guide to prepare potato casserole.

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Potato casserole Recipe picture.
Potato casserole recipe image © Thomas Sixt Foodfotograf.

Ingredients

2 pc clove of garlic
1 pc onion
0,4 l Cream (you may also use soy sauce)
1 pc vegetable broth cube
1 tsp Salt
6 pinch white pepper
4 pinch nutmeg
3 pinch Cayenne pepper
2 pinch curry (yellow Madras Curry gives a tasteful depth)
6-8 pc Potatoes (I use a waxy potato variety)
25 g butter (soft)
1-2 pc Zucchini
150 g grated Emmentaler (cheese is optional! also Gouda, blue cheese, Parmesan, Pecorino)

Instruction

Halved garlic and halved onion.
Peel the garlic and onions.

Prepare onions

Preheat the oven to 200°C.

Peel and chop the garlic and onions.

Sweat the vegetables.
Sweat the onion and garlic until translucent.

Sauté onions

Put onion cubes and garlic cubes in a saucepan.

Potato gratin cream sauce
Preparing the cream sauce for potato gratin.

Prepare sauce

Add the cream, vegetable stock cubes, salt, pepper, nutmeg, cayenne pepper and curry and bring to the boil.

Mix the cream stand with a hand blender and leave to stand for 5 minutes.

Cut the courgettes into long, thin slices or plane them evenly.

A thickness of 2 mm is ideal.

Zucchini slices
Thinly sliced zucchini slices on a kitchen board.

Prepare zucchini

Cut the courgettes into long, thin slices or plane them evenly.

A thickness of 2 mm is ideal.

Slice the potatoes thinly
To get evenly thick potato slices, please use a kitchen slicer.

Prepare potatoes

Peel the potatoes.

Cut the peeled potatoes into 3 mm thick slices.

butter molds
brush the molds with butter

Prepare casserole

Spread a casserole dish with the butter.

Add the cream sauce to the potatoes
Add the prepared cream sauce to the potatoes.

Fill casserole

Place a layer of potato slices in the buttered casserole dish in a fan shape.

Then a layer of courgettes.

Finally, place a mixed layer of zucchini slices and potato slices in the oven dish.

Pour the cream stand through a sieve over the potato gratin and distribute the liquid by shaking lightly.

Potato casserole close-up
The potato casserole looks delicious. The preparation is very easy and you quickly get a good, home-cooked meal on the table.

Bake and serve

Put the potato gratin in the oven for 25-30 minutes.

Reduce the oven temperature to 175°C.

Then optionally sprinkle with the finely grated cheese.

Cook the potato gratin for another 10-15 minutes.

Cooking test:

Pierce the potato gratin with a meat fork without resistance, and the potato gratin is ready!

Remove the potato gratin from the oven, portion and serve.

2. Calories and Nutritional Values at a Glance

3. Shopping List for Potato Casserole

You need for the potato gratin:

The exact quantities can be found at the bottom of the page.

Potato gratin potato variety: Use a waxy potato variety for potato gratin and potato gratin.

Potato casserole Tip from Chef Thomas Sixt
The potato gratin looks delicious. It is easy to prepare and you will quickly get a good, home-cooked meal on the table.

4. Professional Cooking Tips for Potato Casserole

Please observe the following preparation tips during preparation:

Vegetarian Gratin and Side Dishes

This potato gratin is vegetarian and creates variety at the dining table.

I like to serve a colourful leaf salad with the potato gratin.

So the creamy preparation with cream finds a refreshing addition.

Always wash the salad thoroughly, then spin dry and marinate with a simple vinegar-oil dressing.

Tomatoes, radishes and other vegetables are an excellent accompaniment.

Gratin dauphinois Original from the star kitchen, the potato gratin I show you elsewhere. © Thomas Sixt Food Fotograf

5. More Ideas

Casserole:

Side dishes:

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