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03 October 2006

Food Words: Gratin

Gratin T/F: Gratin is a type of casserole, covered in cheese and baked/broiled.


If, like me, your childhood exposure to 'gratin' comes from Betty Crocker's potatoes au gratin, then you may have guessed that the above statement is true.  Actually, gratin simply refers to a covered casserole, which has been baked or broiled.  The covering doesn't have to be cheese.  It can be bread crumbs or a mixture of bread and cheese or butter/cream.

Two gratins to try:

Raspberry and fig gratin + try with an extra dry (off-dry) bubbly or a late harvest Muscat

Goat cheese gratin + try with a sahara-dry Spanish Cava or slightly funky Pinot Noir

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Ooh, tasty! I wish I could purchase that easily every morning before I go to work. Hopefully they'll make this available in food stands or vending machines soon.

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