Saturday, June 18, 2005

Potato & Tuna Gratin

Dinner today was pretty simple. I ran out of ideas on what to prepare when hubby suggested potato gratin. Total time to prepare this is about 1 hour including baking time. I cooked my potatoes first because hubby doesn't like half cooked potatoes. To reduce the preparation time, I zapped the potatoes for about 3-4 minutes in the microwave oven.

Just out of the oven - golden brown and bubbly 8-)
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Served
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I served this with haloumi cheese bread (will update the recipe later) - toasted, buttered and sprinkled with parsley and the combination was simply delicious. My hubby actually ate almost 3/4 of the dish .. heh

Ingredients

3 medium size potatoes, cooked and sliced thinly
2 small tomatoes, sliced
1 can tuna in mayonnaise - I used Ayam Brand tuna
1 can nestle cream
shredded cheese (cheddar and mozzarella)
2-3 tbsp plain flour
freshly ground pepper

Method

1. Preheat oven to 180 degree celsius
2. Greased casserole dish with butter
3. Arranged half of the sliced, cooked potatoes at the bottom of the dish
4. Add half of the sliced tomatoes
5. Spread half of the tuna on the tomatoes followed by freshly ground pepper
6. Sprinkle 1 - 1 1/2 tsp plain flour followed by shredded cheese
7. Put the other half of the potatoes, followed by tomatoes, tuna,pepper and flour
8. Pour cream over the gratin and sprinkle shredded cheese generously over the cream
9. Bake in the oven for about 20minutes till the top is bubbly and golden brown
10. Serve immediate with salad or garlic bread

8 comments:

linnish said...

I love potato gratin, zu...nice!

lizanoor said...

thks 4 da recipe. so now no need waste moo go delifrance 4 its potato gratin yg kata my hubby cikit cenonet. must-learn-n-try dis recipelah...

zurynee said...

liz, nowadays i hardly buy food from delifrance. Expensive considering the pathetic size.

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Em said...

Hi Zu

Its me again.For this recipe,I can subsitute the Tuna wif Beef Mince kan.

iz said...

Hi Zu,

I tried this recipe today and the result was fabulous! Didn't have cream and too lazy to go to the shop (and too excited to cook this!) so I used plain yoghurt instead. Added thin rings of onion and some chopped garlic too.

Your website has really inspired and encouraged me to cook. No more excuses about having no time to do so! :)

Zurynee said...

Hi em, yes you can replace the tuna with any kind of meat you like but you have to make sure you cook the beef first.

Hi Iz, glad that you like it :) I am happy that this website has inspired you. Thank you again :)

Anonymous said...

yummy! made it today but replaced tuna with mince meat. I fried the mince meat with 2tbsp of rempah serbuk n some shallots n onions with a dash of ajinomoto n salt plus a little bit white pepper....it was rly nice!!!

thnx for the recipe !!!