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Gratin: Home Cooking Dish of the Month (December 2012)

L.Nightshade | Dec 1, 201209:42 AM     129

The dish of the month for December is GRATIN! This is our reporting thread.

If you'd like to look at the voting thread, it is here:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/879229

Most of the votes for Gratin did not include a description or definition, except to say that there can be a wide variety of inclusions: cream, cheese, breadcrumbs, etc. Here is what Wikipedia says:
"Gratin is a widespread culinary technique in food preparation in which an ingredient is topped with a browned crust, often using breadcrumbs, grated cheese, egg and/or butter. Gratin originated in French cuisine and is usually prepared in a shallow dish of some kind. A gratin is baked or cooked under an overhead grill or broiler to form a golden crust on top and is traditionally served in its baking dish."

I think that definition is both specific enough, and broad enough, for our purposes, and does not limit what goes into a gratin.

Remember that you can use old favorite recipes, find new recipes, or make something up. Tell us a bit about how the dish was made, and whether you liked the final product. Photos are always welcome.

Please remember to paraphrase any recipes that are not your own; verbatim copying of recipes to the boards is a violation of the copyright of the original author. Posts with copied recipes will be removed.

Everyone is welcome to join in, even if you've never participated before. Lots of good ideas come out of these threads.

So cooks, get thinking about gratins, and get back to Chowhound to post your results.
Tout le gratin sera là !

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