Entertaining family and sometimes even friends, especially around the holidays, can be super stressful.
And I don’t know about you, but Super Easy sounds way better than super stressful!
I mean, let’s face it. Potato Gratin can be daunting.
It takes a long time to bake and there is no getting around that.
But what about the rest of the process?
Can that be simplified?
In the spirit of keeping things a little more simple, both in technique and ingredients, let’s make Super Easy Two Potato Gratin.
Ingredients for Super Easy Two Potato Gratin:
3 pounds Idaho Russet Potatoes
1 pound sweet potatoes
2 TBSP melted butter
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon coarse salt
3 cups shredded sharp gruyere or cheddar cheese
1 cup panko breadcrumbs
Serves 6-8. Watch the Super Easy Two Potato Gratin Video for added instruction and entertainment. When the internal temperature of the gratin is 210(F), the potatoes will be cooked through and tender.
Directions for Super Easy Two Potato Gratin:
1) In a large bowl, combine chili powder, paprika and salt. Stream in buttermilk and combine well.
2) Peel and slice potatoes one at a time and immerse slices in buttermilk mixture.
3) Brush the bottom of an 8″ – 9″ baking dish with melted butter.
4) Layer the soaked Russet potato slices first, then a layer of sweet potato.
5) Halfway through layering, distribute one half of the shredded cheese.
6) Finish layering potatoes and top with remaining cheese and panko bread crumbs.
7) Cover with foil and bake in a preheated 375(F) oven for one hour. Uncover and allow to finish baking and become golden, another 30 minutes.
Entertaining family, and sometimes even friends, can be stressful enough.
Potato Gratin shouldn’t be.
Watch the video!
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Average Betty and the Idaho Potato Commission have been partners in bringing you video recipes since 2011.
The Average Betty Test Kitchen developed this recipe and produced this video on behalf of the Idaho Potato Commission.
For more great recipes using Idaho Potatoes, check out the Idaho Potato Commission Website.