I wish I could take full credit for this recipe, but it was inspired by a chef I used to work with during my restaurant and in-home catering days. Every year, my whole family looks forward to this easy potato au gratin dish. They are a tasty alternative to mashed potatoes that is just as simple to make. I call these my Holiday Potatoes because I reserve making them for this time of year (because I cannot stop eating them)! This is a great go-to side for any gathering or dinner party. Usually, I serve them directly in the dish they bake in, but if you want to plate your guests' dinners, you can use a round cookie cutter to cut prettier individual servings. If I have several dishes to cook, I will make this one a day ahead of time since they keep in the fridge and reheat beautifully. A mandolin and garlic slicer will save you a lot of time prepping this dish, but if you don't have one, slice the potatoes as thin as you can.
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I love to cook. My kitchen is one of my happy places because I get to be creative there. Although I own many cookbooks, I most often throw meals together based on what I have on hand - so it is rare that I make a meal the same way every single time. I may follow a recipe initially, but tend to use them more as guideline and do my own thing. Most of what I make is based on classic home cooked meals that I had while living in France, and my love of market fresh produce. Although we are able to buy many items year round, I base meals on what is currently in season. My philosophy on food is to keep it fresh, colorful, and flavorful. I will be sharing various recipes that my family and I love on this page. In the meantime check out my Instagram stories for regular food posts!