"False" Potato Gratin with Smoked Ham and Brie

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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:

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…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).
• Leek.
• Cherry Tomatoes.
• Broccoli.
• 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.

 

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3 thoughts on “"False" Potato Gratin with Smoked Ham and Brie

  1. Pingback: מתכון לתפו"א בשמנת וערמונים או פטריות (סוג של גרטן) « אני נגד. ככה. הבלוג של זיו.

  2. Ooooooooh this looks DELIGHTFUL!! Wow. LOVE the mentioned of “high fat” cream :) I immediately tried to think of an occasion to make this on but… why not just make it on any ordinary day? Thank you!

    • Awesome! Comments like this makes my day, thanks! :)
      Yeah…strange, isn’t it? That you got to be specific about that you mean the real thing these days…too many fake “pretendo-products” out there tricking people into eating crap :/
      Oh, I don’t think you need to wait for a special occasion for this one (actually, why not just make an ordinary occasion special instead?)
      Let me know what you think once you’ve tried it out (and what you decided to put in it)! :)

      Good luck, and have a nice day!

      PS.
      Took a quick glance at you blog, looks great and seems to have topics that would interest me! Will definitely have a closer look at it soon! :)

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