Recipes from Burgundy, France: Gratin Dauphinois au Bleu (Potato Gratin with Bleu Cheese)

Recipes from Burgundy, France

Gratin Dauphinois au Bleu (Potato Gratin with Bleu Cheese)

Country: Burgundy, France
Course: Side
Makes: 6 to 8 servings


  • 3 lbs golden potatoes
  • 2 cups cream
  • 8 oz Bleu d'Auvergne or other French bleu cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tsp nutmeg
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Peel the potatoes and cut into thin slices. Place them in a bowl and season them with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  2. Arrange the potato slices in a buttered casserole dish. Crumble the blue cheese into a bowl with the cream and pour over the potatoes.
  3. Cut the butter into cubes and distribute evenly on top.
  4. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and cook the potatoes for about 1 1/2 hours. If they aren't browned on top by then, finish them under the broiler until they have a nice crispy surface.