Foolproof Potato Gratin


A golden and crisp side to go along with your foolproof braised pork shoulder, Chef Jonathan Collins' shares his potato gratin recipe.

Foolproof Potato Gratin

Serves 8


500ml 2% milk
500ml 35% cream
2.5kg potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
5pc garlic cloves, peeled
2tbsp fresh thyme
1tbsp fresh rosemary
2cups Agropur Oka Cheese, grated
2pc bay leaves
1tsp nutmeg
2tbsp unsalted butter
kosher salt
black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Combine milk, cream, garlic, thyme, rosemary and bay leaves.
  3. Bring to the simmer, combine 1cup cheese, season with salt and pepper.
  4. Butter the baking dish to prevent sticking.
  5. Line the potatoes in the casserole dish, covering with mixture.
  6. Top with remaining cheese, add sprigs of thyme, tent foil to cover.
  7. Bake for 60 minutes.
  8. Uncover to finish until golden, bubbling and crisp.


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