Potato Mushroom Gratin

Geez...I can't believe this is only my second post this month. The last one took me two days to put together. Thank you all for the good wishes regarding my fall and I am definitely on the mend now.

I'd also like to acknowledge our troops for Veterans Day and special shoutout Marine Jim Toth and Army Sgt. Rosario Lopez. You are in our thoughts.

Join me over at IHCC for Nigella's latest inspirations for the theme Man Food.

This has been one of Nigella’s recipes I have looked at again and again. She proposes baking this potato dish with her roasted chicken, but my oven just isn’t big enough to accommodate a roasting pan and a casserole dish. I paired this side dish with shredded BBQ chicken which I’d cooked in the crock pot.

Modifying the recipe just a wee bit, you’ll need the following ingredients………

3 average-size 1/2-pound baking potatoes, thinly sliced

1/2 cup milk

3 tablespoons white wine

Salt and pepper to taste

2 tablespoons butter

2 teaspoons garlic-infused oil

10 ounces white button mushrooms, sliced to make 4 cups (original recipe calls for 8 oz. cremini mushrooms)



1. Heat the oven to 425° F and butter a shallow baking dish or gratin. Slice up the potatoes and mushrooms............




2. Bring the sliced potatoes, milk, wine, salt, and pepper to boil in a saucepan, stirring occasionally, and leave it at a simmer while you get on with the mushrooms.



3. Melt the butter and garlic oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 3 minutes.

4. Pour the mushrooms and their garlicky, buttery juices into the pan of potatoes, stir to mix, and pour straight into the gratin dish. Bake for 45 minutes alongside the chicken or until piping hot and crisp on top.

This isn't the best photo but I assure you, this was good the first night and even better reheated. All the different tastes blended together.



This would have been a great side with the roasted chicken but it went well with the crockepot shredded BBQ chicken too.




I am sending this to Crock pot Wednesday over at Dining with Debbie as well as the IHCC.

20 comments:

girlichef said...

mmmmmm....delicious!! (and very man-pleasing, I'm sure) ;)

Pierce said...

Girlichef - I love your new avatar.
Can't wait to see what Donna makes :-)

ARLENE said...

I have this bookmarked so I'm glad to hear it was delicious.

monicajane said...

yummy...we're getting potatoes today in our CSA...

I think I see gratin in my future!

Cajun Chef Ryan said...

Looking look there, potato gratin is so comfort food!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Yum - I love the mushroomy goodness in these spuds! Great dish, especially paired with your crock pot shredded chicken!
I have to get with it and start making crock pot dishes for CPW.

Nat said...

Hi Tina, I love Potato Gratin, but have never thought of baking it with White wine...sounds/looks like it would taste incredible with the flavors of mushroom and garlic combined... I know i will be back for this ... Thank you ! I have'nt got any of Nigella's books and just refer her site most of the time, but am now thinking of buying her new book on x'mas as I have a 40% off coupon from B & noble...

Kim said...

Awesome choice! I have eyeballed this potato dish many times while flipping through Nigella's book. It looks incredible.

Laura in Paris said...

Very rench: potatoes and champignons de Paris!

Wandering Coyote said...

Yum! (Sorry for the short comment!)

Pierce said...

Thank you Arlene, Monicajane, Cajun Chef Ryan (oh yeah...comfort food ;-),

Natasha - don't you just love the convenience of a crock pot...

Nat, a 40% coupon is great. I'm jealous! I actually got my Nigella books from a consignment shop. That was pure luck.

Kim - Oh do try this one. Easy and very tasty.

Laura, I haven't heard champignons for years...love mushrooms as an addition to anything..just about.

Wandering Coyote - thanks! And keep at that writing...can't wait to see/read it.

Debinhawaii said...

So glad you are doing better! I have this recipe tagged--it looks and sounds just delicious-love the mushroom potato combination. Great choice!

Cathy said...

oh oh oh....potatoes and mushrooms...perfect!

Velva said...

Pierce, this gratin dish looks really, really good.

I was sorry to read that you had a fall. Glad to hear that you are mending well.

pegasuslegend said...

hope your feeling better, this sounds terrific :)

Jessie said...

that looks absolutely wonderful! I love potato anything and can't wait to try this one

Drick said...

love that you made it with mushrooms...great side dish for any reason....

Pierce said...

Thank you Deb - those potato skins you made look good to. Love potatoes.....

Cathy - mushrooms and potatoes, a winning combo. I really like mushrooms.

Thank you Velva - I am on muscle relaxants now and I'm almost better.

Pegasuslegends - thank you, and I am feeling better :-)

Jessie - Thank you, I recommend this one.

Drick - great side, but adding mushrooms was the key.

5 Star Foodie said...

The gratin sounds so good! Excellent recipe!

natalia said...

Ciao ! This certainly would make a special dinner !!

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