Pure Pleasure: Potato and Goat Cheese Gratin

July 29, 2012

It is difficult to resist the allure of bubbling casserole dish of potatoes and cheese.  This potato and goat cheese gratin is the perfect side to any meal.  It would be great with a roast chicken, grilled steak, or with a simple salad of spicy greens.  It is buttery, comforting and absolutely delicious.  

Potato and Goat Cheese Gratin


5.3 oz Chevre Goat Cheese
8 Medium peeled russet potatoes cut in 1 inch pieces
1 tsp. Chopped garlic
1 C Milk
4 oz. Butter
½ C crosscut scallions 


Place cut potatoes in a large saucepan, with enough salted cold water to cover the potatoes by 1/2 inch.

Bring to a simmer and cook for 20 to 25 minutes until they are tender but not falling apart.

While the potatoes are cooking, in a small saucepan heat the milk, butter, chopped garlic and chevre goat cheese over moderately low heat, stirring, until the butter and goat cheese are just melted and smooth. Keep the mixture warm.

Drain the potatoes well and while still warm mix. with an electric mixer for 2 minutes. fold in the chevre mixture, the scallion, and salt and pepper to taste, and mix until the potatoes are fluffy and smooth 1-2 minutes

Transfer the mixture to a 9 inch baking dish. (The potatoes may be prepared up to this point 2 days in advance and kept covered and chilled).

Bake in a 350 degree oven until golden brown 20-25 minutes

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