Potato Fennel Gratin

Author: Canadian Living

Yukon Gold potatoes keep their golden hue and structure when cooked, making them an ideal choice for this dish. Serve with roast chicken, pork or fish.

  • Portion size 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cups sliced (1/8 inch/3 mm thick) fennel (about 1 lb/500 g)
  • 1 cup thinly sliced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 lbs Yukon Gold potatoes peeled
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup sodium-reduced chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup grated romano cheese
Bread Crumb Mixture:
  • 2 cups fresh bread crumbs
  • 2/3 cups grated romano cheese
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 clove garlic minced

Method

Bread Crumb Mixture: In small bowl, combine bread crumbs, cheese, oil and parsley; remove one-third and set aside. Stir garlic into remaining mixture in bowl.

In large skillet, heat oil over medium-low heat; cook fennel, onion and 1/4 tsp (1 mL) of the salt until softened, about 13 minutes. Let cool slightly.

Meanwhile, using mandoline or food processor, slice potatoes 1/8-inch (3 mm) thick. Toss with pepper and remaining salt. Overlapping, arrange one-third in greased 13- x 9-inch (3 L) oval baking dish. Arrange half of the fennel mixture then half of the bread crumb mixture over top. Repeat layers once. Arrange remaining potatoes over top, pressing lightly.

Pour chicken broth evenly over potato mixture; sprinkle with reserved bread crumb mixture. Sprinkle with Romano cheese.

Cover with foil; bake in 375°F (190°C) oven for 35 minutes. Uncover and bake until knife pierces potatoes easily, about 30 minutes. Broil until topping is browned, about 2 minutes. Transfer to rack; let stand for 10 minutes. (Make-ahead: Let cool; cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Reheat, covered, in 400°F /200°C oven for 20 minutes.)

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 304 mg
  • Protein 6 g
  • Calories 204.0
  • Total fat 9 g
  • Potassium 454 mg
  • Cholesterol 9 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 25 g

%RDI

  • Iron 6.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 11.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 11.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 2.0
  • Vitamin C 18.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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