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Pommes Dauphinois, Potato Gratin… Po-tay-to, Po-tah-to [FFwD]

Upon joining the French Fridays with Dorie group, I was under the impression that I would be spending a lot of time reading Around My French Table to figure out how French technique and ingredients is incorporated into new-to-me recipes. I thought I’d spend time figuring out what some new terms meant, and looking for a few hard to find ingredients.

Herbes de provence – where have you been all my life?!? I want to use this stuff in everything!

Five weeks into our timeline and I have yet to do any of these things out of necessity . I do find myself googling to discover the name origins of some of the dishes though, which has been really interesting. Mainly, the dishes have been easy to put together and absolutely delicious. I have yet to be disappointed by any of these recipes. It has been the complete opposite, actually.

As an added bonus for me, I got to use both herbes de provence and my mandolin today!

This dish is pure comfort food. Comfort food in it’s French form. The basic ingredients are cream, potatoes, garlic, salt and pepper, and cheese.

If I smoked, I’d have had a cigarette after eating this. A nice Gitane with a fume-cigarette. Okay, maybe not, but you get the point, right?