Classic Pommes Boulangère - French Gratin Potatoes
105 mins (prep 15, cooking 90)
8 ingredients
4 servings
This classic French potato gratin dish literally translates as "Potatoes in the Style of the Baker's wife". The story is, that in the past, a French family would prepare these potatoes and then take them to the local boulangerie, the baker, to be cooked in the even heat of his oven, hence the name. Any sort of good quality stock will do, chicken, lamb, beef or vegetable. For a richer taste, a ratio of 50% hot stock and hot milk/cream can be used. If using lamb stock, it is nice to sprinkle the top of the potatoes with fresh Rosemary, and I often add a sprig of thyme to my potatoes when baking them. I have found that melted butter gives a better result than dotting butter, no burned and upturned edges anymore!

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  • 2 1/2 lbs potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced. such as desiree, king edwards are the best, although maris pipers are very
  • 2 onions, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 7 fluid ounces hot stock
  • 1 ounce melted butter
  • freshly grated black pepper
  • rosemary (optional)
  • thyme (optional)


Serving Size (335.11 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 760.56 Calories from Fat 80.28
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8.92g 54.88%
Saturated Fat 0.02g 0.35%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 1161.36mg 193.56%
Total Carbohydrate 134.04g 178.72%
Dietary Fiber 17.86 g 285.77%
Sugars 35.71 g %
Protein 36.41g 291.32%
Vitamin A 252.32IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 536.95mg% Iron 6.51mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
hot, melted butter, grated black pepper