Farmhouse Recipe: Easy Potato Gratin

Farmhouse Recipe: Easy Potato Gratin

A potato gratin made with a simple bechamel sauce that doesn't form lumps. Gratin is actually pretty easy.

Ingredients: 3 - 4 servings

200 g
100 g
400 ml
3 tablespoons
Butter (or margarine)
3 tablespoons
Soup stock cube - chop up with a knife
1 1/2 cubes
A small amount
Pizza cheese
To taste


1. Cut the onion into thin wedges. Thinly slice the bacon. Cut the potatoes into 5 mm slices, and boil until a skewer goes through easily.
2. Heat the butter in a frying pan and stir fry the bacon. When the fat starts to come out of the bacon add the onion and stir fry.
3. When the onion has wilted turn off the heat. Add all the flour, and mix well. Make sure to turn the heat off first.
4. Mix for about 30 seconds with the heat still off, until it's no longer floury.
5. Add the milk and mix well. Simmer over medium heat until the milk is thickened, add the soup cubes and pepper, and the bechamel sauce is done.
6. Line a gratin dish with the cooked potatoes, and pour the bechamel sauce over it.
7. Top with the pizza cheese, and bake in a preheated 250°C oven until the top has browned. (About 15 minutes.)
8. It's dense and floury and creamy and delicious!

Story Behind this Recipe

I make this gratin whenever we harvest some potatoes.