-2 1/4 lb potatoes
-4 cups of whipping cream
-6 cloves of chopped garlic
-2/3 cup fresh grated Gruyere cheese (or Cheddar)
-salt, pepper and nutmeg to taste
Peel and wash the potatoes. Pour the cream in a pot. Thinly slice the potatoes. Place them in the pot. Add chopped garlic, salt, pepper, and a pinch of nutmeg. The potatoes should be totally covered by not "swimming" in the cream. Bring to a boil on medium heat. Stir occasionally to make sure that the potatoes do not stick to the bottom of the pot.
Arrange the potatoes evenly in a generously buttered dish. The bottom of the dish can be rubbed with garlic. Cover completely with grated cheese. Place the gratin on a baking tray just in case the cream boils over. Cook in the oven at 425 degrees F for about 30 min. Then reduce heat to 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes. Cook until the potatoes become golden brown on the top and cooked on the inside.
Serve hot. Serves 6.