Basic potato gratin

A delicious side dish that can easily be paired with a variety of mains.


Difficulty: Easy

Time: 15 min. preparation time, 45 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 335 / Protein 4g / Carbohydr. 26g / Fat 20g

Ingredients (6 servings)

700 gpotatoes
500 mlwhipping cream
1 clovegarlic
1 pinchnutmeg (ground)
butter for greasing


baking dish, oven, vegetable peeler, whisk, cutting board, knife, mandoline (optional)

Wine Tip

Riesling, dry, 2012
Riesling, being an uncomplicated dry white wine, emphasizes the simplicity of the potato gratin. The grape variety Riesling is characterized by a concise acidity and a fruity bouquet.

Step 1

Basic potato gratin

Preheat oven to 170°C/340°F. Peel and cut the clove of garlic in half. Rub baking dish first with cut side of the garlic and then grease with butter.

baking dish, oven, cutting board, knife

1 clove garlic / butter for greasing

Step 2

Basic potato gratin

Peel potatoes if desired and cut into thin slices. Arrange the slices in overlapping layers in the baking dish.

vegetable peeler, mandoline

700 g potatoes

Step 3

Basic potato gratin

Generously season heavy cream with nutmeg, salt and pepper and pour over potatoes. Bake in preheated oven at 170°C/340°F on the bottom rack for approx. 40 – 45 min. until golden. Allow to cool for 5 min. before serving.

oven, whisk

500 ml cream / 1 pinch nutmeg / salt / pepper