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easter 2010

  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C (356°F)
  2. Peel and slice the potatoes and pears very thinly and evenly - a mandoline or Japanese slicer is invaluable for this job, however a sharp knife and steady hand work just as well.
  3. Mix the cream, nutmeg, pepper and salt in a small pouring jug.
  4. Grease the bottom and sides of 4x 250ml ramekin, individual gratin dishes with the butter.
  5. Place a single layer of potato slices on the bottom of each gratin dish and top with a layer of pear slices.
  6. Sprinkle over a little of the grated cheese and a splash of the cream mixture.
  7. Repeat the layering until each gratin dish is almost full to the top, finish with a layer of potato and any of the remaining cheese or cream mixture.
  8. Bake the gratins for 30 minutes, look at them every now and then and if they're browning too quickly cover them with foil.
  9. The gratins are cooked when the potato is easily tender when pierced with a skewer and the tops are gorgeously golden.
  10. Let the gratin cool slightly for 5 to 6 minutes before serving.
  11. Makes 4

The Pear in this gratin offers a wonderful sweet note against the more savoury potato. You can choose any favourite quality European styled cheese ideal for melting such as Gruyère, Raclette or Gouda, I chose to use a Emmental with it's characteristic holes it's a perfect Swiss styled Cheese.

  • Potato and Pear Gratin
  • 4 to 6 medium golden flesh potatoes, such as agria, draga or yukon, peeled
  • 2 firm pears, peeled and cored
  • ½ tablespoon of butter
  • 150 grams of Emmental, grated
  • 1¼ cups of cream
  • freshly grated nutmeg
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • sea salt
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