We all know turkey is the main attraction on the biggest food holiday of the year. But the side dishes can steal the show.
With a big meal to tend to, gratins are a good choice for a side dish. They are comfort food at its best. Most can be assembled in advance and can feed a crowd.
Gratins are basically casseroles with a crusty, crunchy topping. Underneath that topping are layers of vegetables (and sometimes fruits such as apples and pears) in a creamy, rich and often cheesy sauce.
To create a great gratin, follow this four-step process:
Check out today’s gratin recipes. Though some may look long, they’re really quite effortless.