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Potatoes Au Gratin

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.


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  • Chop the potatoes into 1 cm slices. Put them in a pot along with 500 g boiling water and the bouillon cube. Cover pot with lid and boil for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the potatoes from the pot and reserve the broth for the béchamel sauce. We need 500 g of the broth. If more liquid is needed you can add water.
  • Slice the onion into thin rounds. Sauté for 15-20 minutes in a pan along with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and ½ teaspoon of sugar. When golden and caramelized, remove from pan.
  • Use the same pan without wiping it down or washing it. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil, the mushrooms (cut into 4 pieces) and the herbs.
  • Sauté for 8-10 minutes over high heat so that they lose most of their moisture. When ready, remove from heat.
  • Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • Grease a 25x35 cm baking dish. Spread the potatoes, onions and mushrooms in a single layer.
  • Cut the slices of ham into thin strips and spread on top. Sprinkle with ¾ of the grated cheese.
  • Prepare a light béchamel sauce. In a bowl, whisk together the milk, flour, butter, egg, salt and pepper until combined.
  • Add the broth and whisk until incorporated.
  • Transfer to a pan. Simmer mixture while whisking continuously, until it thickens and takes on a smooth creamy texture.
  • Pour the béchamel sauce into the baking dish. Sprinkle with some breadcrumbs and the remaining grated cheese.
  • Bake for 40 minutes, until the top is golden brown. 
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
21 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
31 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
50 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
15 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
6 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
28 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
14 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
18 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo 917a1b6ba55874b5d139866e10c236ccff8cbaa226cb4c05ba54efca0b20cc63

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