Michel Roux Jr.'s potato and chorizo gratin recipe

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Try this tasty potato and chorizo gratin recipe - perfect for a weekday dinner

Serves4
SkillEasy
Preparation Time5 mins
Cooking Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Cost RangeCheap

A quick and filling weekday family dinner designed by Masterchef judge, Michel Roux Jr. This potato gratin also has a little chorizo added to it, which makes it even more tastier

Ingredients

  • 6 Rooster potatoes peeled
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 250g creme fraiche
  • 20 slices chorizo sausage
  • 60g mature cheddar
  • Salt and pepper

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Method

  1. Slice the potatoes and boil in lightly salted water until tender but not fully cooked. Drain, but do not rinse.
  2. Place in a bowl with the creme fraiche, crushed garlic and thinly-sliced chorizo. Fold gently and then lightly season.
  3. Layer this mix into an ovenproof dish and place in an oven at 180°C for 15 mins. Then sprinkle over the cheese and continue to cook for a further 10 mins.
Michel Roux Jr was born in Kent where he was brought up around cooking. His earliest memories are playing in the kitchens where his father, the famous Albert Roux, worked as private chefs for the Cazelet family. He left school at 16 and worked his was around the Paris restaurant scene learning how to cook his now signature style of classic French food with a modern twist. In 1991 Michel took over his father and uncle’s restaurant La Gavroche. It has since been awarded three Michelin stars- the first ever in the UK- and was the first ever Michelin starred restaurant to offer a set price lunch to make fine dining more accessible. If you’re looking to impress your friends and family with home made sauces and pastries, try Michel Roux Jr's recipes.  (opens in new tab) Michel is now best known for presenting BBC’s Masterchef: The Professionals and the ‘Great British Food Revival.’ Michel also has a number of best-selling recipe books, including  The French Revolution, which aims to teach you simple yet delicious French recipes from scratch. Alongside cooking he is also a keen runner and has completed 21 marathons in aid of his chosen charity, Visually Impaired Children Taking Action.