Gratin Dauphinois

Thanksgiving is exactly 20 days away. How is that even possible?! And then exactly .5 seconds later it’ll be Christmas. Or something like that anyway. So I figured we’ll jump right into the swing of things and have fun with some new Thanksgiving recipes because one can never have too many mouth watering options, right?

Next to the 4th of July, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love them for two vastly different reasons of course. But both have amazing dishes, created for the season. Holidays that semi-revolve around food make me very happy. I know it’s suppose to be about being thankful and giving back, but how can you look forget about the stuffing, potatoes, rolls, pies and of course the turkey?

Are you drooling thinking about it all?

Mashed potatoes are pretty traditional and practically a must have, but why not offer a dressed up potato dish too? Imagine layers of sliced potatoes baked in a garlic cream sauce and covered with shredded cheese. Oh it’s heavenly. Add red pepper flakes for an added kick, if desired. In this house, it’s a must. I love a spicy kick.

Yield: Serves 9-12

Cook Time: 45-60 minutes

Gratin Dauphinois

Ingredients:

1 tbsp butter, softened
4oz Havarti cheese, shredded
2 1/2lb russet potatoes (roughly 6 medium)
2 cloves garlic
1 1/2C heavy cream
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, optional

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Butter a 2 quart baking dish. Shred cheese and thinly slice potatoes. (If available, use 2mm slicing and shredding discs).

Arrange half of the potato slices in buttered dish. Top off with half of the cheese and one minced garlic clove. Cover with remaining slices of potatoes.

In a large measuring cup combine heavy cream, salt, pepper, one minced garlic clove and optional red pepper flakes. Pour cream mixture over potatoes and top off with remaining shredded cheese.

Bake at 400 degrees for 45-60 minutes or until fork tender. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes prior to serving.

Adapted from Magimix by Robot-Coupe and Martha Stewart

 

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GIVEAWAY
Now for the giveaway you were anxiously waiting for. Magimix by Robot-Coupe generously offered one 14 cup food processor for me to review in my home and one for you! I can only describe this machine as amazing. It comes with 3 bowls that nest together; a mini 6 cup bowl, a midi 12 cup bowl and a main 14 cup bowl. The bowls are absolutely my favorite part. Forget rinsing out a bowl to continue prepping a dish, or several dishes.

Second best is that the discs are so simple to install and remove. With my previous machines the discs got stuck a lot, often to the point of me being fearful I’d hurt myself trying to remove them. I honestly can’t see that happening with this food processor.

Another bonus, unlike many other food processors, the Magimix by Robot-Coupe 14 cup food processor comes with 2 slicing discs and 2 shredding discs! Plus, 2 chopping blades, a dough blade and an egg whisk!

Keeping things real, the only things I didn’t love:  The storage container doesn’t lock at all. I lock things up and keep sharp objects out of reach from little hands anyway but I really like when the storage bins lock. Not a huge deal but just something I’d change. The machine also has a lot of weight to it, again… not a deal breaker. It’s meant to last and this machine means serious business.

Pros totally outweigh the cons here and one very lucky Baked by Rachel reader will get to make space for this lovely food processor in your kitchen!

GIVEAWAY DETAILS
Courtesy of Magimix by Robot-Coupe, one winner will win one 14 cup food processor. Giveaway is valued at $400.

This giveaway is open until Wednesday November 7th, 2012 at 11:59 EST.  Winner must be at least 18 years old and a US resident. Winner will be randomly selected and emailed. Winner has 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. Main entry must be completed or extra entries will not count.

*Disclaimer: I received a food processor to review and use in my home. All opinions are my own. Giveaway is sponsored by Magimix by Robot-Coupe. 

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    Meryl — November 3, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Fresh cranberry sauce with pecans.

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    My favorite side dish is sweet potato casserole.

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    Trudi — November 3, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    my favorite side for Thanksgiving is the stuffing “balls” my grandma used to make. She never had a recipe written down, so when she passed away, I had to try and make them on my own.

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    Laura C — November 3, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Cranberry-apple crisp. It is a fantastic alternative to plain cranberry sauce. Sweet and tangy and great with turkey….but also can be eaten with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for dessert!

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