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I was grateful to Baltofoodie for reminding us not to make assumptions. I did, and I knew better. Plus the comment includes a good recipe. This was under Hanukkah dinners at local restaurants: ...

Um, gratin does not equal cheese. Gratin means something cooked in a gratin dish (shallow, oval) and with a crust, which is traditionally made from breadcrumbs (gratinee means the equivalent of crusted in French). I have a recipe for potatoes au gratin, in which the potatoes are layered with sage leaves and brushed with olive oil, then topped with bread crumbs and baked. Regi's potatoes au gratin could, of course, have cheese in it, but potatoes au gratin does not necessary imply cheese, only that the potatoes are baked with some kind of crust.

Posted by: Baltofoodie | December 12, 2009 2:59 PM

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