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Egg and Grated Potato Gratin

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50 gr butter
3 cl olive oil
2 shallots, peeled and chopped
1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
1 pinch of salt
4 eggs
150 gr double cream
100 gr grated Gruyère cheese (or Comté cheese)
4 medium potatoes, peeled

  • Melt 25 gr butter with the oil in a pan, add shallots and garlic, fry gently.
  • Transfer to a bowl, add the eggs and beat them.
  • Preheat the oven at thermostat 7 (210°C / 410°F).
  • Stir in the cream, Gruyère cheese (or again, Comté cheese is much better).
  • Add salt and pepper.
  • Grate the potatoes, squeeze them to extract as much moisture as possible, then dry with paper.
  • Stir in the egg mixture. Put 25 gr butter in the dish (should be ovenproof) and heat in a preheated oven until melted and very hot.
  • Pour in the potato and egg mixture, then cook in the oven for 30 minutes.

Serves 4