Thinly sliced potatoes layered with a creamy sauce and plenty of ooey-gooey cheesy goodness. A muffin tin portions these out just right and makes them perfect for a dinner party or any night!
You know what I love? Making food in a muffin tin. Any kind of food. Cupcakes (obviously), corn muffins (somehow even more delicious than regular cornbread), those adorable 21 Day Fix Extreme egg cups, and these fancy-schmancy Individual Potato Gratins. There’s just something about those perfect little portions that are appealing. I’ve been making Melissa D’Arabian’s 5-minute Individual Potato Gratin recipe for as long as she’s been on Food Network – there was a time when food network was on ’round the clock in my house, like MTV to a teenager in the ’90’s, I wanted my Food Network! Too young for that reference? Well, isn’t that special!
Anyway, since the heavy cream in this recipe makes it a no-go in a fixer’s house, it was time to fixify it! The trickiest part was eliminating the heavy cream. I already knew from previous experimentations, that straight up milk DOES NOT WORK. It’s ugly, folks, trust me on this. I decided to try making this with a thinned-out cauliflower puree, and it worked beautifully! I also changed up the portions a bit so they were ideal for the 21 Day Fix.
This is the perfect side for a date night dinner at home (and if you’re on the 21 Day Fix, you can definitely eat better in your own dining room!), a dinner party or really anytime. The other night I served it with my Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Cherry-Balsamic Sauce and Roasted Lemon-Pepper Asparagus. Yum!
Well, seeing as it’s Thursday morning, I’m off to get my Pilates Fix on and if you haven’t already, get to it!