Today I made a version of what I call “false potato gratin”…
I call it “false” because there are…surprise…no potatoes in it!
Usually I just make it as a simple “potato” gratin with no extra’s added, and serve it as a side dish to any kind of meat along with a fresh salad. Today though, I added smoked ham and Brie cheese to make it more of a complete main dish.
(More ideas on how to make different variations of it are to be found below the recipe…)
Anyway, here’s what I did today:
…if you want to make this as a classic potato gratin replacement, just do as above but skip the ham and Brie.
Some variations I like to make is to add one thing or more of the following:
• Roasted Pine Nuts (added when stirring in the cheese).
• Sliced Pears (makes it less heavy and adds some freshness).
• Cherry Tomatoes.
• Chicken instead of the ham would probably be great!
…yeah, the list can go on forever..you could probably just add whatever you feel like and/or have at home.