Dauphinois Potatoes Recipe

Perfect dauphinois potato recipe for a dinner party


4 medium potatoes peeled
1 garlic clove, cut into halves
1 teaspoon butter
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 cups gruyere cheese, shredded *No substitutions - The gruyere cheese gives this dish its flavor.
2 eggs
1 2/3 cups half-and-half milk
1 tablespoon butter


1 Cut peeled potatoes into thin slices to measure about 4 cups. Rub an oblong baking dish (10x6) with the cut garlic cloves and then brush with 1 tsp butter.

2 Arrange the potatoes into 3 layers in the dish, sprinkling each layer with 1/3 each of the salt,nutmeg,pepper and cheese.

3 Beat the eggs and half-and-half and pour over the potato slices. Dot with 1 tablespoon butter.

4 Bake uncovered in 350 degree oven until golden brown and bubbly. (About an hour).