(Beer) Potato Gratin a la Flamande

I used to love Potatoes Au Gratin as a kid and had long forgotten about this yummy dish until I began perusing recipes that utilize beer. Potato Gratin a la Flamande from from One Perfect Bite brings me back to my childhood with added sophistication.

Ingredients (Makes 4 servings):

  • 1 8-ounce yellow onion, halved, then finely sliced
  • 1-1/2 pounds potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup flat beer (Amber)
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper, coarsely ground
  • Optional garnish: chopped parsley


  1. Preheat oven at 425° F.
  2. Spray bottom and sides of a deep baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Alternate layers of onions and potatoes in casserole; first layer should be onions, last layer should be potatoes.
  4. Lightly salt and pepper layers as their built.
  5. Combine beer and brown sugar in a small bowl and pour over potatoes.
  6. Dot top of potatoes with butter.
  7. Cover dish and place in oven.
  8. After 10 minutes reduce oven thermostat to 375° F.
  9. Bake, covered, for 40 minutes longer.
  10. Remove cover, pour cream over potatoes and bake until golden brown for about 15 more minutes.
  11. Let rest for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.
  12. Garnish with parsley if using.

Dobrou Chut’!


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