Gratin Of Potatoes And Porcini Mushrooms In Cream
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Title: Gratin of potatoes and porcini mushrooms in cream
Categories: Side dish
Yield: 6 Servings
1/2 oz Dried porcini mushrooms
1/2 c Hot water
2 md Shallots
2 lb Baking potatoes
-- (preferably Idaho),
-- peeled, halved lengthwise
1 1/2 tb Olive oil
2/3 c Whipping cream
2/3 c Milk
1/2 ts Salt
Freshly ground pepper
3 tb Whipping cream
Soak porcini in hot water 1-1/2 hours. Strain through paper towels;
reserve liquid. Rinse porcini; squeeze dry. Discard any hard stems.
Cut into strips.
Preheat oven to 325 F. Generously butter 2-quart gratin dish.
Mince shallots. Slice potatoes thinly.
Heat oil in heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Add shallots and
saute until tender, about 2 minutes. Add porcini and saute 1 minute.
Add reserved porcini liquid, 2/3 cup cream, milk, salt and pepper and
bring to simmer. Add potatoes, stirring gently to separate slices.
Cook until potatoes begin to soften, stirring occasionally, about 15
minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning. Transfer to prepared dish.
Spoon remaining 3 tablespoons cream over top of potatoes. (Can be
1 day ahead. Refrigerate.)
Bake until potatoes are tender, about 1 hour. Preheat broiler. Broil
until top is browned, about 3 minutes.
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