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Recipe

Italian Potatoes and Mushrooms Gratin

 

Posted by : unknown

Preparation time : 50 Min

Cooking time : 50 Min

Level of difficulty : Low

Italian Potatoes and Mushrooms Gratin

Ingredients

6 servings

  • 15 gr (1/2 oz) dried porcini mushrooms. Porcini Mushrooms can be replaced for any other dried mushrooms variety
  • 900 gr (2 lb) potatoes
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 50 gr (1 lb) fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • salt and pepper
  • 90 gr (3 oz) gorgonzola or any other blue cheese
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 60 gr (2 oz) Parmigiano cheese freshly grated

Preparation

- Place the mushrooms in a small bowl filled with warm water. Soak the mushrooms for about 30 minutes until softened. Drain, chop coarsely and set aside.

- Slice the potatoes very thin and place in a container. Fill with water until the potatoes are covered

- Preheat oven 200 C (400 F)

- Place the butter in skillet and turn heat to medium. When the butter starts foaming, add mushrooms, soaked wild mushrooms, and thyme. Saute until the mushrooms are tender and the liquid is evaporated. Add salt and pepper.

- In a bowl mash the Gorgonzola or blue cheese until smooth. Add the cream and mix to dissolve the cheese

- Spread the bottom of a baking dish with a little butter. Place one third of the potatoes in the bottom of the baking dish.

- Spread evenly half of the mushrooms on the potatoes.

- Add a layer with half of the remaining potatoes, a spread on top the remaining mushrooms. Top with the remaining potatoes.

- Pour the cream mixture on top of the potatoes. Top evenly with the grated parmigiano cheese.

- Bake for about 45 minutes until the potatoes are tender, the cream is absorbed and the surface is golden. Serve hot spooning from the dish.

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