Chile, Fennel & Potato Gratin

Holiday Recipe: Cheesy Chile, Fennel & Potato Gratin

You know you can't resist this cheesy, chile deliciousness!
Eater rating: 4.7 / 5  4.7

For this second holiday dish in our Mexican-fusion holiday meal we made a typical yukon gold gratin but layered in roasted anaheim and poblano chiles as well as thinly sliced fennel to create an uber-decadent side dish.

For this dish I really wanted something that emulated the creamy delicious rajas we get at El Callejon, a Mexican restaurant in Encinitas. Rajas, as we know them, are a Mexican side dish of stewed chiles in cream. I figured what better way to get the sensation of rajas but also have a classic holiday potato dish than to have the chiles “stew” in the cream while the gratin is baking. There’s no getting around how incredibly rich this side dish is and there’s also no getting around how freaking delicious it is either! Whether it’s for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any old night this gratin is worth giving a whirl.

7 comments so far:

  1. anya says:

    I was looking for some cooking blogs to add to my “favorites” list. Based upon this one recipe that came up, I clicked “add to favorites”. I can’t wait to try it!

  2. Any recipe that involves the word “gratin” can’t be a mistake! My boyfriend and I made a sweet potato & kale gratin a few nights ago, and the recipe serves 12, but we’ve been happily eating the leftovers every day since!

  3. Amanda says:

    Thanks, Anya! I can’t wait to hear how it turns out for you! :-)

    Mmmm that sweet potato & kale gratin sounds sooo good, my boyfriend cooks! and can i say i’m slightly jealous your boyfriend cooks for you! um. mine doesn’t. 😉 (love you, t, but you never cook for me!)

  4. Looks and sounds amazing. Can’t wait to try it!

  5. Abbie says:

    Oh man. This looks mouthwateringly good. Spotted this on Food Porn Daily and had to come drool over the recipe. :) Definitely going to have to try this one out.

  6. Amateur Cook says:

    You ticked 2 flavor boxes of mine with this: cheese + chile. The rest is an added bonus!

  7. This sounds absolutely fantastic, I’m going to try this over the weekend.