Potato and fennel gratin

Gratin

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Learn more about this oven-baked dish, including what the terms 'au gratin' or 'gratinée' refer to, and which types of dish are suitable for this technique.

A gratin is a dish that is topped with cheese, or bread crumbs mixed with bits of butter, then heated in the oven or under the grill until brown and crisp.

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The terms au gratin or gratinée refer to any dish prepared in such a manner.

Special round or oval gratin pans and dishes are ovenproof and shallow, which increases the surface area, thereby insuring a larger crisp portion for each serving.

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