Super easy and really delicious, this side dish pairs perfectly with simply prepared pork.
Take two baseball-sized waxy potatoes, and one similarly sized Granny Smith apple - slice them thinly into rounds using either a mandoline slicer or a very sharp knife. Boil the potatoes in water until they are just slightly cooked through, then drain them well. Add the apple, salt, pepper, a tablespoon of unsalted butter, half a pint of heavy cream, and about a cup of finely shredded aged Gruyere cheese, and stir well to combine. Pour the mixture into a lightly buttered gratin dish or other shallow baking dish, grate a little more cheese on top, dot with about another tablespoon of butter, then bake at 400 until bubbly and golden (I think it took about 30-40 minutes).Posted by jenblossom on April 11, 2005 | TrackBack