This Not-So-Classic French Potato Gratin with a twist is simple to make and sure to impress!
Potato gratin is one of those dishes you think you could only dream of, a dish you’d imagine eating in Paris at a five-star restaurant. It’s beautiful, creamy, decadent, and indulgent. And easy to make in your kitchen!
The classic potato gratin is layers on layers of thinly sliced potatoes that bake in a bath of cream and cheese. It traditionally has gruyere and parmesan that adds another level of richness to the dish and after broiling, gives a beautiful crispy layer on top.
The beautiful thing with potato gratin is you can cater it to your liking. There are so many variations whether you add veggies, meat, sweet potatoes, or various cheeses – the possibilities are endless!
My variation is based off a Libyan specialty – Mbattan! Think of a fried potato sandwich with meat stuffed in between. I can’t decide if this is a favorite of mind because of the crispiness or because of the flavorful herb and spiced minced meat filling.
This recipe combines that beef stuffing with potato gratin to create layers and layers of potatoes and meat. What is not to like?