Gratin Potatoes with White Cheddar and Tarragon

Because it is Wednesday and I’ve been Goop Cleansing for the last two weeks, medicine I bring you massive amounts of carbs, cream and cheese in the form of a Gratin Potatoes with White Cheddar and Tarragon. The things I can not have right at this moment. Can you sense a slight craving?

Off we go.

Spuds, 3 pounds of them.

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Peeled and in waiting.

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After a slice-fest through the food processor, put down your first layer; potato slices, salt, pepper, fresh tarragon and cheese. Glorious cheese.

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Keep layering until you reach the top and get that wine/cream sauce ready. Pour it on top. Let it seep all the way down to the bottom. Nice.

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Add a hearty layer of cheese to finish your layers off and into the oven it goes.

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Just how mama likes it. Go grab a spoon friends and dig in!

Now where did I put that Shades of Grey book that just arrived from Amazon. Need to see what all the fuss is about.


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Gratin of Potatoes with White Cheddar and Tarragon
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 8-10
  • Gratin of Potatoes with White Cheddar and Tarragon
  • 3 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled, cut into ⅛-inch-thick rounds
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 teaspoons dried tarragon
  • 1½ cups (packed) grated sharp white cheddar cheese (about 6 ounces)
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Butter 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish. Layer ⅓ of potatoes in prepared dish, overlapping slightly. Sprinkle with ⅓ of salt and ⅓ of pepper. Sprinkle with ⅓ of tarragon, then with ⅓ of cheese. Repeat layering twice more with remaining potatoes, salt, pepper, tarragon, and cheese.
  2. Whisk cream and wine in medium bowl to blend. Pour over potatoes. Bake uncovered until potatoes are tender when pierced with knife and top is golden, about 1 hour. Or until potatoes are cooked through. Let gratin stand 5 minutes before serving.


  1. Hilary Khill says

    LOoks fantastic!

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