Helene atLa Cuisine Helene put forth her desire to cook a bit in Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol. I and Vol. II, and invited those so inclined to cook along with her each week, selecting a recipe of their own choosing, and posting on Fridays whenever we so desired.
This week I picked Gratin de Pommes de Terre et Saucisson (Gratin of Potatoes, Onions, and Sausages), on pages 154-155 in Vol. I. This recipe was chosen for Mark as he loves potatoes, onions, and Kielbasa. If you mix them all up together with some heavy cream, cheese, and eggs, well, life is good.
A polish sausage with a French preparation. It's Octoberfest season, Julia specifically called for Kielbasa for this recipe, and it just seemed like this was the time to make it for him. (Be warned: No matter how much steamed broccoli you heap on the plate, there is no way it can offset the other ingredients, so this is not one for the regular recipe lineup rotation if you are at all concerned about fat and cholesterol. I figure once a year might be okay.)
The prep was easy, pre-boil the potatoes, slice, layer half in bottom of casserole, top with caramelized onions, top with sliced kielbasa, top with other round of potatoes and onions, pour over the egg/cream/salt/pepper mixture, top with grated Swiss cheese, bake for 40 minutes at 375.