French Fridays: Gratin Dauphinois

Greetings from Paris everyone! I just arrived this morning to spend Thanksgiving with my parents. It’s actually very likely that there will be a Gratin Dauphinois on our holiday table. In the past, for Thanksgiving, I’ve made this traditional French dish either with a mix of regular and sweet potatoes to give it a little extra seasonal flavour or with sun dried tomatoes to make it a little fancier.

I was particularly excited to make Gratin Dauphinois for this week’s French Fridays with Dorie because it’s a dish I know very well and grew up eating. I also wanted an opportunity to show off my cute turquoise polka dot dishes! I mean, how adorable are those?

French Fridays with Dorie: Gratin Dauphinois 

Dorie calls the dish Pommes Dauphinoises or Potato Gratin. I’ve always called it a mix of these two: Gratin Dauphinois. I’ve been making Gratin Dauphinois for so long, I barely follow any recipe anymore, but I followed Dorie’s recipe to a tee for the sake of French Fridays. I made two gratins, one with bacon as suggested and one plain. Both where excellent, though my meat-eating husband was obviously biased for the bacon one 😉

Bon appetit et bon vendredi (de Paris!!)

10 thoughts on “French Fridays: Gratin Dauphinois

  1. Merci ladies! I stoked to be here, though I'm pretty sure I'm one of the few people who actually brought food from France into the US and not the other way around… and yes, i love love love these dishes… I keep checking marshalls to see if more show up! They match my walls too…


  2. Hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner…so nice to be with family. And I'm sure everyone will just love the idea of you making your potatoes gratin for them to enjoy. I have a daughter who is nuts for polka dots…and yes, they are really cute.


  3. I think I'll make these with bacon next time too…but the original recipe was fabulous without too! Love the cute polka dot dishes. Enjoy your visit. Having spent two months in France this summer, I'm jealous of your Thanksgiving in Paris!


  4. A lot of my mother's dishes in Serbia had a polka-dot design. I love yours! So homey and nostalgic for me:)
    Oh, the next gratin is going to have the bacon in it for sure – my college Kritter is coming home for Thanksgiving and she is a bacon fiend.
    Enjoy the time with your family. As an ex-pay I know how much it means to spend the holidays in the country you left behind.


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