layered potato gratin with spinach

layered potato gratin with spinach

From an old issue of Family Circle.

serves 6.  cooking time 1 hour 15 minutes

250g spinach
50g finely chopped herbs such as chervil, sorrel, parsley, chives
a 'few gratings' of nutmeg
pinch of cayenne pepper
1kg medium-sized, waxy-fleshed potatoes (such as Desiree)
1 large garlic clove, crushed
2 TBB butter
150g Gruyere cheese, grated
250ml full-cream milk
450ml double cream

  1. Pre heat oven to 170C gas mark 3.
  2. Wash spinach and cook in a pan until just wilted.   Drain, squeezing out excess water, chop and put in to a bowl.
  3. Add the herbs, nutmeg and cayenne to the spinach.  Season.
  4. Peel the potatoees and slice them as thin as possible.
  5. Mix garlic and butter together and use this to grease a gratin dish.
  6. Arrange half the potatoes over the base of the dish. 
  7. Season the potatoes, then spread the spinach mixture over this and add some of the cheese.
  8. Layer over the remaining potatoes andscatter the rest of the cheese on top.
  9. Mix together the milk and athe cream and pour this over the potatoes.
  10. Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes until tender and melting.
  11. Remove from oven and let it stand for five minutes before serving.

2 comments to this

ramtops said on 21 Aug 2006 at 10:50:50:

what a great idea - I'm always looking for ways to use up half a bag of spinach, so I shall be trying this very shortly!

moyra said on 10 Apr 2008 at 08:11:40:

Tried this last night. Very easy to make and very tasty. I'll definitely be making this again.

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