donderdag 13 augustus 2009

Foody Friday Gratin Dauphinois

Last week I did not participate because of the fact that I let the chicken burn that I wanted to talk about! I put it in a pan to boil and forgot about it! Of course I was busy on my laptop and then time flies by.....
On sunday my son and his family came by for a chat and a meal and for us to see our little granddaughter and I decided to make a simple but festive meal of lamfilet with French beans and cherry tomatoes and a Gratin Dauphinois.
First you feel, wash, dry and slice your patatoes. Don't use a flowery one.

Than make the combination of milk and egg. I used 2 eggs, half a liter of semi skimmed milk, 1 clove of chopped garlic, peper and salt.Take a shallow glass or otherwise ovenproof dish and start layering.A layer of the raw potatoe slices, a layer of the milk mixture and a bit of cheese. The cheese is not traditional in France but we like it so we used about 2 ounces of grated emmental cheese.Bake in the microwave, yes, we like the microwave for this. It saves you lots of time. This one was ready in 35 minutes instead of at least 1 hour in the oven.

In the mean time that the gratin is in the microwave you steam of cook your French green beans until tender but still with a crunch.Drain.
Put the pot back on the fire and sautee a small diced onion.
Put the tomatoes in and when they start to soften put the beans in. The tomatoes need just to be popped a little and the beans just need to be warmded trough.

Add pepper and salt and a dash of vinigair. It is like a warm vinaigrette.

Then it is just a question of grilling the meat.I just like it pink, sprinkled with some oregano and peper and salt. Serve with the gratin and the tomatoes and beans.

Enjoy my sunday dinner!

See you next week.

10 opmerkingen:

LiLi M. zei

Mmmmm Nicky! Ik kan nauwelijks typen...zo zit ik hier over mijn toetsenbord te kwijlen...Ik kan het gewoon ruiken! Ik wens je alvast een fijn weekend en neen ik ben de Hasseltse tegels echt nog niet vergeten, maar het is een klusje om ze te voorschijn te halen en ik kom er steeds maar niet aan toe (lees: Ik stel het steeds maar uit!). Nu krijg ik natuurlijk visioenen dat ik eindelijk de tegels gevonden heb, het zijn slooptegels, dus dan moet ik er nog eentje zoeken met een zichtbaar stempel op de achterkant en vervolgens blijkt natuurlijk dat ze helemaal niet uit Hasselt komen, maar dat ik me vergist heb, dus misschien is het wel beter ook om het aldoor maar uit te stellen. En nu snel ontbijten...mmm ik zou wel zin hebben in een goed stuk vlees met aardappel gratinée :-)!

susan zei

I love coming to visit you! The potatoes sound good, but I really love the green bean recipe! Isn't it nice to have the whole family for a meal?!

Mary zei

Your meal looks and sounds wonderful, but your potatoes and use of the microwave for cooking really got my attention. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Really Rainey zei

I gave always made those kind of potatoes from a box! You made them look so easy, I am going to try it!
Thanks for the great advice about my diet too!
Have a wonderful weekend!
~Really Rainey~

Christi @ A Southern Life zei

Your meal looks delicious. I especially like the green beans and tomatoes.


Shirley zei

Those potatoes are one of my favorites. And those green beans look divine.

The Desperate Cook zei

I hate to admit how many times I put something on the stove and get busy in another room and forget whats on the stove, until I smell it burning. Your potatoes look really good.

heartnsoulcooking zei

Your potato recipe sound YUMMY!!! Thanks for visiting my blog and welcome back anytime. Geri

Martha zei

This is one of my favorite potato dishes! Nice pictures.

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ zei

Lovely looking potato dish. I often to scalloped potatoes, almost the same without the cheese and eggs but lots of cream & butter. I bake it in the oven for over an hour. Your right, it takes a lot of time to bake to a golden brown but oh my, it tastes so good.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~