Search Recipes

Potato Gratin

Really Easy!


Potato Gratin
Potato Gratin
25 g (1 oz) butter
1 onion, halved and thinly sliced
650 g (1 lb 7 oz) floury potatoes, thinly sliced
85 g (⅔ cup) grated Cheddar cheese
300 ml (1 carton) cream
100 ml (3 fl oz) milk



  1. Heat the butter in a frying pan, add the onion and cook over low heat for 5 minutes, or until it is soft and translucent.
  2. Preheat the oven to 160°C (315°F/Gas 3). Grease the base and sides of a deep 1 litre (4 cup) ovenproof dish. Layer in the potato slices with the onion and cheese (reserving 2 tablespoons of cheese for the top). Whisk together the cream and milk, and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Slowly pour over the potato, then sprinkle on the remaining cheese.
  3. Bake for 50–60 minutes, or until golden brown and the potato is very soft. Leave for 10 minutes before serving.


Cook's File

Variation: Try combining potato and orange sweet potato, layering alternately. For extra flavour, add some chopped fresh herbs.

Nutrition Per Serve


Protein 12 g;
Fat 50 g;
Carbohydrate 25 g;
Dietary Fibre 3 g;
Cholesterol 155 mg;
2465 kJ (590 Cal)


Main ingredient:
Potato, Cream/Milk
Side Dish

More recipes like this...

Sweet potato, garlic and rosemary gratin.

Sweet potato, garlic and rosemary gratin

Neil Perry
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
9 Reader ratings
Potato and celeriac gratin.

Potato and celeriac gratin

Frank Camorra
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
41 Reader ratings
Potatoes and leeks.

Potato and leek gratin

Neil Perry
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
8 Reader ratings

Creamy potato gratin

Jill Dupleix
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
42 Reader ratings
Classic potato gratin

Classic potato gratin

Brigitte Hafner
Snapper with blue eye travalla brandade & roasted red capsicums. Recipes to celebrate 20 YEARS OF JEREMY BEING IN AUSTRALIA for Epicure and Good Living, by Jane and Jeremy Strode. Photographed by Marina Oliphant. Styling by Mags King. Merchandising by Berni Smithies. The Age Newspaper and The Sydney Morning Herald. Photographed February 20, 2012.

Snapper, brandade and red capsicum

Jeremy and Jane Strode
Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
1 Reader rating


Be the first to comment.

Make a comment

You are logged in as [Logout]

All information entered below may be published.

Error: Please enter your screen name.

Error: Your Screen Name must be less than 255 characters.

Error: Your Location must be less than 255 characters.

Error: Please enter your comment.

Error: Your Message must be less than 300 words.

Post to

You need to have read and accepted the Conditions of Use.

Thank you

Your comment has been submitted for approval.

Comments are moderated and are generally published if they are on-topic and not abusive.

Recipes - Forum

What we’re cooking

Latest on EK

Pester power: Call for ban on free toys used to sell unhealthy food

Obesity experts say freebies should be restricted to attracting children to healthier options.

Mums' workload equals 2.5 full-time jobs

A study has found working mums toil for an average of 98 hours a week.

How many of our bosses would have aced NAPLAN tests?

In more than 25 years' of journalism, I've never interviewed a leader who topped his or her class at school.

Children's shoes found to contain cancer-causing chemical

The ACCC had issued an urgent recall.

When it comes to sport, boys 'play like a girl'

Girls in primary school are just as physically capable as their male classmates, according to research.

Find After School Care

Search by Postcode

Find a Babysitter

  • Daytime nannies
  • Casual babysitters
  • After-school care
  • Live-in nannies