Enjoying Potato Cauliflower Gratin & Netflix {recipe}

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Can you believe Thanksgiving is already upon us?  With the hustle and bustle of the holidays fast approaching, I’m all for slowing down and stealing moments back in front of the television.  {{laughing}}  Netflix and I are on the same wave length because they are encouraging users to take time out, even in the midst of chores and to-dos, and enjoy some streaming enjoyment.   What better place to start then in the kitchen?

potato cauliflower gratin

With this in mind, Netflix partnered with celebrity chef Curtis Stone to create custom holiday recipes, all of which make the perfect pair to your favorite shows and movies available on Netflix.  I decided to try {and share} his delicious Potato, Cauliflower and Camembert Gratin with my family before streaming some of our favorite movies like The Crood’s, Despicable Me II, Monsters University, The Hunger Games and all of the 007 movies.

About Netflix:

  • Netflix allows members enjoy their favorite TV shows and movies anytime and anywhere they want.
  • With Netflix you can watch your favorite shows on an iPad in the kitchen, the big screen in the living room, or even on your phone while waiting in line at the grocery store.  {{wow!}}
  • Netflix is making it easier to bring the family together this Thanksgiving by suggesting TV shows and movies you can watch while the turkey is baking.  {{how fabulous is that?}}
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This Thanksgiving while we are busy like bee’s near the oven, we’ll also be streaming some of our favorite TV shows via Netflix.  I can’t wait to catch up on ‘Sherlock’ Holmes with my husband and girls while my boys beg to watch Kickin’ It.

Potato, Cauliflower and Camembert Gratin Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for the baking dish
  • 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 4 large sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 cups finely chopped cauliflower
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 4 ounces Camembert cheese, with rind, cut into large pieces
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 3/4 pounds baking potatoes, such as russets, peeled and sliced into 1/8-inch-thick slices

Directions {step-by-step}

Note:  Serves: 8 Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 1 1/2 hours, plus 10 to 20 minutes Make-Ahead: The cauliflower-cream mixture can be made up to 1 day ahead, cooled, covered, and refrigerated; reheat over low heat before assembling the gratin.

Step 1:  Preheat the oven to 325°F. Lightly butter a 3-quart shallow baking dish.

potato cauliflower gratin

Step 2:  Heat a large pot over medium heat. Add the butter and stir until melted. Add the onions, garlic, and thyme and sauté for about 5 minutes, or until the onions are tender but have not taken on any color. Add the cauliflower and cook for about 6 minutes, stirring often, or until softened. Add the cream and milk and bring to a simmer. Add the cheese and stir until it melts, then remove from the heat and discard the thyme stems.

Step 3:  Working in batches, puree the mixture in a blender; return to the pot. Season generously to taste with salt and pepper.

Step 4:  Stir the potato slices into the hot cream mixture to coat. Spoon 1 cup of the cream mixture into the baking dish. Spread the potatoes and the remaining cream mixture evenly in the dish. Cover with aluminum foil and put on a rimmed baking sheet.

potato cauliflower gratin

Step 5:  Bake for about 1 hour, or until a knife can be inserted easily into the potatoes. Uncover the dish, raise the oven temperature to 400°F, and continue baking for about 10 minutes, or until golden brown on top. Remove from the oven and let stand for 10 to 20 minutes.

Step 6:  Relax and enjoy while streaming your favorite Netflix movie or show!

Which show/movie on Netflix will be accompanying you in the kitchen this holiday season?

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