How To Make Dauphinoise Potatoes September 12, 2016
Our chef Mimi absolutely loved potatoes – and so do I! So, here is her absolutely epic secret on how to make dauphinoise potatoes. They’re just as good as the real thing, but they take way less time and effort!
About chef Mimi:
Our Mimi loves a good roast, a fair dollop of butter and some extra creamy pototaos. In 2010 she started her cooking career at Ballymaloe cookery school in Ireland Then whilst studying Criminology at Leeds, she founded her very own catering company for parties. When she moved to London, she was originally working in HelloFresh customer care – until we realised she is an expert chef – and since then she’s been adding her magic to HelloFresh boxes.
The Story of Dauphinoise Potatoes:
A lot of people think that dauphinoise potatoes were named after Marie Antoinette – as she was the dauphine (princess) of King Louis just before the revolution in France. This is a myth! Dauphinoise potatoes are not named after Marie Antoinette, but after the Dauphiné region itself, which is famous for it’s diverse range of gratin potatoes.
The Trick on How to Make Dauphinoise potatoes:
- Use a clove of garlic to rub your baking tray before you add the potatoes in
- Cut the bottom of your potato off to ensure a stable chopping surface
- Bake until golden brown
So, that’s how to make dauphinoise potatoes the easy way!
Check out this recipe – it’s a great way to enjoy your dauphinoise potatoes.