Are you looking for something hearty, warm and filling to help you through these last few days of January? You're sure to find success with this gratin recipe and keep all your family and friends well fed and licking their lips for more. Give it a try and tell us how it goes down in the comments section.
1 lb white turnips
4-5 medium potatoes
2 shallots, finely chopped
2 tablespoons freshly chopped chives
1/2 cup chicken stock
A little kosher salt
Canola oil for frying
Freshly ground pepper
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/2 to 3/4 cup Kerrygold aged vintage cheddar cheese grated/crumbled.
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Peel the turnips and potatoes and slice them fairly thinly. Rinse them in a colander under running cold water to remove as much starch as possible. Set aside.
Heat a large heavy frying pan and add a little canola oil. Lightly fry the chopped shallots. Do not brown them. Just enough until softened.
Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil and blanch the turnips and potatoes for approximately three minutes. Drain and transfer to frying pan.
Add cream, chicken stock, chives, salt and pepper and a little of the cheese. Stir very gently.
Transfer this into the gratin dish and bake for approximately 35 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the dish with the remaining crumbled /grated cheese and broil until golden.