Brie Dauphinoise Potatoes | RecipeTin Eats


I’m so excited to share this Brie Dauphinoise Potatoes as a result of it ticks quite a lot of packing containers! Really feel good meals with wow-factor that’s knee-knockingly scrumptious, straight ahead, nice for make-ahead and not that costly. The right potato aspect dish for particular events!

Brie Dauphinoise Potatoes photo

Potato Dauphinoise – elevated

I used to suppose basic Potato Dauphinoise was the final word potato bake However then we plonked brie on it, baked it, and it catapulted into one other stratosphere! As a result of brie trumps atypical cheese each day of the week, and twice on particular events.

Suppose: melt-in-your-mouth layers of thinly sliced potato effervescent away in a butter-cream sauce perfumed with simply the correct quantity of garlic and thyme. Already nice.

However then we place brie on high, reduce face down, and pop it again within the oven till it melts and oozes everywhere in the floor and seeps down the perimeters. Unimaginable.

After which – you narrow into the brie skins to find pockets of gooey brie beneath. Your eyes widen, your face splits into an enormous grin, you perform a little pleased dance and also you scoop up approach, far more than your justifiable share.

You recognize I’m describing myself right here. Although I’d wager this describes you too, if you make this!!

Brie Dauphinoise Potatoes freshly baked
Love the visible influence of the mini brie on the floor!

Components in Brie Dauphinoise Potatoes

This recipe is definitely a simplified model of tartiflette which is a potato bake from the French Alps. It’s baked with Reblochon cheese on high, a type of pungent washed rind cheeses which I haven’t seen right here in Australia. So we’re going with good ole’ brie in our model! Right here’s what you want:

1. Mini bries

This recipe requires 3 x small brie which can be 8 cm/3.2″ huge weighing 125g / 4oz every. I take advantage of the Woolworths model one that are $2.80 every. Don’t trouble with artisan brie, it’s wasted for this dish!

Brie for Brie Dauphinoise Potatoes
If you happen to’re taking a look at this picture for measurement context – bear in mind, I’ve small fingers. 😂

Small bries work effectively as a result of as soon as break up in half, 3 small ones nearly absolutely cowl the floor of a 1.5 litre / 1.5 quart (6 cup) baking dish by which the potato dauphinoise is baked. The thought behind utilizing small ones is that the pores and skin of the cheese kind of comprises a few of the cheese inside even as soon as absolutely melted, so that you get a formidable ooze if you reduce into it.

Nevertheless, in case you can’t discover the small ones, simply use two bigger ones. I’d maintain them entire so the pores and skin holds a few of the cheese beneath as a result of actually, that is likely one of the nice issues about this dish. 🥰

Brie vs camembert – Camembert will work simply as effectively, it’s simply that brie is richer (~65% fats v 45%).

2. The potato bake half

These are the identical elements as basic Dauphinoise Potatoes excluding shredded cheese. As a result of even the self confessed Cheese Queen admits that’d be an excessive amount of cheese!

Ingredients in Brie Dauphinoise Potatoes
  • Potatoes – We need to use starchy potatoes for potato bakes like this in order that they break down and change into gentle and fluffy, moderately than slippery like waxy potatoes do. It’s so disappointing if you reduce by way of the molten tacky topping solely to search out the potato slices are sliding all over (from the vivid description, you possibly can guess I’ve made that mistake!).

    Australia – Sebago (these grime brushed potatoes) are ideally suited. US – Russet, and UK – King Edward or Maris Piper are excellent. Or another starchy potatoes – Dutch lotions, King Edwards or pink delight.

  • Cream – Thickened or heavy cream work greatest, in any other case any full fats cream. That is the sauce in Dauphinoise that makes the potatoes so deliciously creamy.

  • Garlic and butter – Combined into the cream for deliciously buttery garlicky flavour within the creamy sauce.

  • Recent thyme – Scattered on every layer of potatoes, recent thyme provides probably the most stunning trace of herby flavour. Dried thyme actually isn’t the identical. However in case you actually can’t get recent, simply use dried (half the amount as dried is extra intense than recent).

  • Salt and pepper – For scattering on the layers as you assemble.

How one can make Brie Dauphinoise Potatoes

The half that may be a bit finicky is slicing the potatoes thinly although in case you’ve bought a mandolin you’ll make quick work of it. Apart from that, that is breeze to make!

  1. Minimize the brie in half horizontally to kind 2 rounds. Do that whereas fridge chilly, it’s simpler (slicing gooey room temperature brie is a multitude!).

  2. Cream sauce – Combine the cream, butter and garlic in a jug.

  1. Slice the potatoes utilizing a mandolin (in case you’ve bought it), else, sharpen your knife and get to work!

  2. Layer one third of the potatoes in a 1.5 litre / 6 cup baking dish. Pour over one-third of the cream (ensure you scoop up a few of the garlic settled on the base too) then sprinkle with one third of the thyme, salt and pepper.

  1. Repeat twice extra, utilizing up all of the cream, thyme, salt and pepper, so you have got 3 layers in complete.

  2. Cowl with foil and bake for 1 hour 20 minutes or till the potatoes are mainly completed ie. gentle (use a butter knife to check within the centre).

    I do know that appears like a very long time, and yours is perhaps sooner particularly in case you use a bigger baking dish so the potatoes usually are not stacked as deep as mine. However for me, it constantly takes 80 minutes! The potatoes gained’t get a lot softer in the course of the 30 minute brie melting time, they simply get pleasure from effervescent away within the melty brie.

  1. Brie – Take away the foil. Place brie on high, reduce face down.

  2. Bake for an additional half-hour or till the melted brie is effervescent and the sides are golden. Relaxation 5 minutes then serve!

Scooping Brie Dauphinoise Potatoes
Brie Dauphinoise Potatoes in a bowl
Pictured with Pomegranate Spinach Salad and inhaled as dinner!

It’s a aspect….it’s a meal!

You recognize I’m pitching this to you as a aspect dish. There are rumblings within the RecipeTin household WhatsApp thread that this must make an look on Christmas Day alongside the Seafood Platter which might go so effectively – suppose, mild, chilly seafood with heat oozy potato dauphinoise. YES!!!

However I exaggerate not once I say I’ve been inhaling bowls of this as a meal with a leafy aspect salad. It’s pictured above with an on-point vacation acceptable Pomegranate Salad (it’s bought candied walnuts!). And never 5 minutes in the past, I completed making the recipe video and it was dinner with this Rocket Salad on the aspect.

Making forward – and leftovers

And lastly, simply letting you understand this can be a make-ahead magnificence! Assemble and bake for the lined half. Refrigerate, then end baking it on the day with the brie on high.

Within the occasion you’re lucky sufficient to have leftovers, I strongly counsel hiding the dish in the back of the fridge so you possibly can get pleasure from leftovers with out sharing. Or do as I recommended to a good friend – cowl with foil and label as RAW CHICKEN (to discourage teenage boys). It really works. 😈 – Nagi x

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Brie Potato Dauphinoise (Gratin)

Servings10 individuals

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Recipe video above. I used to suppose basic Potato Dauphinoise was the final word potato bake However then we plonked brie on it and it catapulted into one other stratosphere! As a result of brie trumps atypical cheese each day of the week, and twice on particular events .Mini brie are good worth at grocery shops ($2.80 every), costly ones are wasted for this function. Additionally, that is nice for making forward.


  • Cream Combination: Place butter, cream and garlic in a jug. Combine till mixed.

  • Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F (each fan and customary ovens).

  • Slice potatoes: Peel the potatoes and slice them 1/8″/3 mm thick. Or use a slicer!

  • Layer 1: Unfold 1/3 of the potatoes in a 1.5 litre / 6 cup baking dish (Notice 5). Then pour over 1/3 of the Cream Combination, scatter with 1/3 of the salt, pepper and thyme.

  • Layers 2 & 3: Repeat for the 2nd and third layer.

  • Cowl & bake: Cowl with foil, and bake for 1 hour 20 minutes or till the potatoes within the center are gentle (use knife to check), it’d take 1 1/2 hours. (Notice 6)

  • High with brie, bake once more: Take away foil. Place brie on the floor, reduce aspect down. Bake for an additional half-hour till the brie is oozy and the sides tinged with gold.

  • Serve – Stand 5 minutes earlier than serving and be ready to swoon!

Recipe Notes:

1. Cream – For a lighter model, use mild fats, or US half and half (or use 1/2 cream, half milk). Nevertheless it gained’t have the identical wealthy mouthfeel. Don’t do that with simply milk.
2. Potatoes – Australia: Use Sebago (“grime” potatoes, offered all over the place), US: Russet, UK: King Edward or Maris Piper
OR another starchy potatoes. Dutch lotions, King Edwards or pink delight. Nice all rounders like golden delight, coliban and pink rascal are additionally nice.
3. Thyme – Actually attempt to get recent for this particular dish. However in case you can’t, use 1 tsp dried thyme and crush it between your fingers to powder it up barely, it should launch a bit of additional flavour.
4. Brie – No have to get costly ones, I take advantage of the Woolworths model one (125g/4oz, 8cm / 3″ diameter) that are $2.80 every. Camembert additionally works however brie is richer with the next fats content material ~65% v 45% for camembert.
Minimize when fridge chilly, it’s simpler as a result of it’s firmer.
Small brie works greatest as a result of 3 reduce in half will cowl the floor properly, and the pores and skin kind of holds a few of the oozy cheese in although some will ooze out and unfold throughout the floor and seep down the perimeters. 
If you happen to can’t get small, simply use 2 bigger ones.
5. Baking Dish Measurement – I take advantage of a 1.5L / 1.5 Qt / 6 cup, 18 x 26 cm x 5 cm / 7 x 11 x 2″ oval form, or thereabouts but it surely’s full to the brim so a barely bigger one can be extra ideally suited. A 26 cm / 11″ skillet additionally works nice. A 20cm/8″ sq. pan is too small. Bigger dish is okay – simply means the potatoes au gratin isn’t as deep
6. Baking time – Will differ relying on form of dish, depth of potatoes, warmth retention of baking dish, reliability of oven and so on, 1 hour 20 minutes lined is constantly the time for me. Additionally, in case you reduce potatoes thicker (unintentionally or on-purpose), they are going to take longer to prepare dinner. 🙂
7. Make forward: Close to excellent for make forward! Bake lined with the foil till the potatoes are absolutely cooked (it’d take 1 1/2 hours). Cool uncovered on counter then refrigerate lined. Take away from fridge 2 hours prior. Heat within the oven lined in foil for quarter-hour, plonk the brie on then bake uncovered half-hour. 
To hurry issues up you possibly can microwave it then pop it within the oven (that is dense so takes fairly some time to reheat within the oven, is dependent upon depth of baking dish you utilize).
Leftovers will maintain for 3 to 4 days within the fridge.
Vitamin assumes 10 servings.

Vitamin Data:

Serving: 110gEnergy: 334cal (17%)Carbohydrates: 16g (5%)Protein: 11g (22%)Fats: 26g (40%)Saturated Fats: 16g (100%)Polyunsaturated Fats: 1gMonounsaturated Fats: 7gTrans Fats: 0.1gLdl cholesterol: 85mg (28%)Sodium: 483mg (21%)Potassium: 430mg (12%)Fiber: 1g (4%)Sugar: 2g (2%)Vitamin A: 847IU (17%)Vitamin C: 6mg (7%)Calcium: 107mg (11%)Iron: 1mg (6%)

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