Gratin Dauphinois

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2 pounds potatoes, peeled and cut crosswise into thin slices
1/2 cup heavy or sour cream
1/2 cup white wine
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/16 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup grated cheese

In a large saucepan over medium heat, bring the sliced potatoes, water and wine to a gentle simmer. Continue simmering for 10 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 350F. Spread the potato-wine mixture into a baking dish. Mine is 8 x 8″. Add the cream, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Sprinkle the cheese over the potatoes and bake for 30-40 minutes. Turn the broiler on for a few minutes if the potatoes are not golden on top.

You can substitute 1 cup broth for the cream and water. You can also add grilled onions or garlic and bacon to this dish.

Bon appetit !
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