Today, we share one of our favorite dishes made at our farm. Its simple but very tasty recipe: How to make your very own potato gratin with coconut milk.
As usual, we at PermaTree focus on healthy foods. In this post we are using instead of cow milk, coconut milk which you can make at home as well. You don’t need a cow in your front yard for instances. It’s simple and easy! Some of the nutritional health benefits of Coconut milk and its flesh, its highly nutritious and rich in fibre, vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6 and minerals including iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous. Now did you know that Coconuts contain significant amounts of fat, but unlike other nuts, they provide fat that is mostly in the form of medium chain saturated fatty acids (MCFAs) in particular, one called lauric acid? Lauric acid is converted in the body into a highly beneficial compound called monolaurin, an antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial that destroys a wide variety of disease causing organisms. It is therefore thought that consumption of coconut milk and other coconut derived foods may help protect the body from infections and viruses.
Video – First thing first
We recommend to first patently watch our micro video “Gratinado de papa con leche de coco” which is with Spanish voice. Presented today by Btina. And then read the step for step guide below.
Instructions and step for step guide according to our video:
- Peel the skin of the potatoes (amount: 1.5kg )
- Preheat or prepare you electric or wood oven.
- Slice the potatoes manually or with a food processor. 2mm thick
- Cut x0.5 garlic and 3x onions
- Prepare a big tempered glass bowl with tempered glass cover oven-safe
- Start placing the potato slices within the glass bowl, overlapping 30% one after the other
- Continue placing the potato slices layer for layer and adding some of the prepared garlic and onions between the potato layers.
- To every layer add some salt. Not to much. If possible pure salt or salt from a mine with no additives.
- Now its time to add the coconut milk. If available make you own fresh via fresh coconut else use the canned coconut milk also with no additives. Fill the glass bowl with the coconut milk. It should be evenly distributed within the bowl.
- Bring your glass bowl with cover into the oven. Check every 5minutes its ifs a natural oven like our so that you can control how much the food gets heated.
- When the bottom has been boiling for a while and the top looks similar to a gold crust it should be ready to remove from the oven. And its ready to serve.
Now if you have own herbs in your garden you can experiment and add some herbs of your choice to the Gratin.