Gratin Dauphinois + Magimix by Robot-Coupe Giveaway

Gratin Dauphinois

Last month I was contacted by Magimix by Robot-Coupe to review the Magimix 4000. I was elated with joy. Before receiving this brilliant piece of machinery I used an old, handy-me down food processor that was barely chugging. It was on its last leg. So this review came at a welcomed time. The Magimix is manufactured in Burgundy, France. Since coming back from Europe last month, I feel like I have a great connection to all things European. I fell in love with France during the day I visited the French Riviera (I have 2 post to come on that). Magimix has been around for a while now. The brand was created in 1971 and was coined a French revolution of the 20th Century!

The first recipe I made using my new Magimix by Robot-Coupe was Gratin Dauphinois. The food processor comes with a recipe book with over 100 recipes. I love Potatoes Au Gratin and am always looking for a new recipe to try. This recipe was delicious. I’ve never cooked with Gruyere cheese before. I know… sigh… stone me, do whatever you want to me, but I’m being honest and real here. Needless to say, this recipe definitely intrigued me.

Gratin Dauphinois

Look at the thin layer of potatoes. Every slice of potato was cut evenly ensuring that this dish cooks evenly throughout. Using the food processor was super simple. I’ve always been scared to use a variety of attachements. I think it stemmed back to not being educated on what to use when. The Magimix comes with a DVD that shows you how to use every attachment with ease. These creamy cheesy potatoes would make for a nice french spin for a side dish to make this Thanksgiving. Can you believe that Thanksgiving is less than 2 weeks away? I can’t, and I’m feverishly planning my menu. I’m hosting again at my house this year for 8 people instead of 12 like I did last year. So we will definitely be cutting down on the crazy amount of food I cooked and baked last year. I’m figuring out a way to incorporate these potatoes into my Thanksgiving menu plan!

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I instantly fell in love with this machine, and so did my neighbor as she watched me grate soft cheese and thinly slice potatoes. It’s not noisy at all. I was able to talk over it without raising my voice. Then again, my husband pointed out that I talk loud to begin with! Even my husband commented how quiet this food processor was compared to my previous one. I will warn you…  this piece of machinery  is heavy. I can see many good workouts in the future lifting it, but to me its totally worth it. It also comes with an awesome storage container to store all of the blades. A nice perk that I welcome. The only downfall is that it doesn’t lock. So you have to keep it secure on a shelf and if you have little ones make sure to keep it out of their reach. Magimix is pleased to introduce a new 30 year warranty on all Food Processor motors. Its hard for me to imagine having anything for more than 30 years, so I love that they have a 30-year guarantee. I know that this food processor will be by my side in the kitchen for at least the next 30 years if not longer. Not pictured is the trio of nested bowls. Yes, as in multiple size bowls in one food processor.

  • Small bowl is perfect for mincing herbs, chopping nuts, blending a sauce or making baby food. It can also be used directly in the large bowl without the medium bowl in place.
  • Medium bowl is ideal for slicing and grating.
  • Large bowl handles prep jobs like whisking egg whites, mixing batters, kneading dough and slicing or grating a large batch of vegetables.

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Now, on to this amazing giveaway! One lucky winner, will receive one Magimix Cuisine Systeme 4200 XL. Below is a list of everything that comes with the food processor.

• 14-cup main bowl
• 12-cup midi bowl
• 6-cup mini bowl
• 950W commercial grade motor
Comes with:
• Mini and main metal blade
• Dough blade
• Egg whisk
• BlenderMix
• 2mm slicer and shredder discs
• 4mm slicer and shredder discs
• XL feed tube
• Storage accessory box
• DVD and recipe book with more than 100 recipes

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Adapted from Magimix by Robot-Coupe

Gratin Dauphinois

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Yield: 4-6

Gratin Dauphinois

Ingredients

  • 2lb russet potatoes
  • 5 oz Gruyere cheese
  • 5 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2-1/4 cups whole milk
  • 1 clove garlic
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh parsley for garnish

Directions

  1. Using the Magimix grate the cheese using the 2-mm grating disc and set aside.
  2. Peel and wash the potatoes, and dry well.
  3. Using the 2-mm slicing disc, cut the potatoes into thin slices.
  4. Preheat the oven to 355 degrees.
  5. Peel the garlic and cut in half. Rub a square glass dish with the garlic, followed by butter.
  6. Cover the bottom of the dish with a layer of sliced potatoes. Add some of the cheese, salt and pepper, and 1 tablespoon of heavy whipping cream. Repeat until you have used up all the ingredients (I had about 5 layers). The top of the potatoes should end with grated cheese.
  7. In a separate bowl stir nutmeg into the milk and pour over the layered potatoes.
  8. Place the glass dish on a baking sheet, and bake for 1 hour or until liquid has absorbed and the top is golden brown. Serve immediately and garnish with fresh chopped parsley.

Notes

This recipe was provided by Magimix by Robot-Coupe.

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Disclaimer: I received the Magimix Food Processor to review and use in my home. As always, all opinions are my own. This giveaway is sponsored by Magimix by Robot-Coupe.B


44 Comments

  1. Can’t wait to try the thin 2mm and 4mm slicing disk! How ingenious, being able to slice veggies and fruits super thin and beautifully. Would make a perfect salad, like caprese salad, with super thin tomato slices and thin mozzarella slices, drizzled with olive oil, basil, and salt.

  2. I’d like to try the smoothie mix kit – Looks like it would be great for protein shakes/smoothies.

  3. I have been honing my baking skills so the dough blade would be awesome!

  4. Yum!!! Can’t wait to make this for Thanksgiving! Or maybe I should practice tonight. :)

  5. I want to try the slicer and shredder discs!

  6. I have drooled over this kitchen tool for a long time! I would love the ultra thin slicing disk. I would love using this for all kinds of things.

  7. I like the Egg Whisk and the Dough Blade attachments. They would be great for baking lots of different recipes.

  8. I want to try the dough blade.

  9. I can’t wait to try the dough blade! I’ve been wanting to make some homemade bread!

  10. Lots and lots of apple or pear tarts would be happening this winter if I had that processor in my kitchen.

  11. Excited to try slicing some potatoes to make that dish! :)

  12. stylefriendly

    I’d like to try the smoothie mix kit.

  13. Suzze Tiernan

    Y-U-M!

  14. Suzze Tiernan

    It has a dough blade? OMG! I want!

  15. Dough blade for sure !

  16. I have the 5200, and love it. My favorite use for any food processor is shredding, followed closely be pesto-making. Would love to win this for my sister.

  17. That looks amazing! Thanks for the giveaway!

    • I forgot to tell you which recipe I’d make! The seafood pizza looks tasty and different!

  18. I’d love to try the shredder disk as we love shredded Parmesan cheese on almost everything and it’s cheaper to buy one whole chunk and shred it myself.

  19. Amanda Thompson

    The Dough Bowl Kit is pretty darn cool!

  20. I also love Potatoes Au Gratin. My food processor is tiny and only has the blades inside. This is an amazing piece of art with lots of purposes. Love it! I would like to try the Egg Whisk.

  21. The smootiemix kit looks awesome, I’d love to try that instead of using a blender!

  22. I love the idea of a food processor that can slice. A dream come true ;)

  23. The dough bowl and storage box.

  24. Kristen M.

    The egg whisk would be very useful as I like to make a lot of egg (quiche) dishes.

  25. I want to make green veggie smoothies with the SmoothieMix Kit.

  26. I think I would love the blade attachments the most.

  27. Wanda McHenry

    I love that it has a dough blade!

  28. I would like to make dressings and Chimichurri, and use that dough blade for making doughnuts!

  29. I can’t wait to shred some cheese!

  30. shaunie w

    cant wait to try the blender mix

  31. Oh goodness that gratin is heavenly! I was just looking for a gratin recipe for thanksgiving too! And are you seriously giving this away? Jason was planning on getting me a food processor for Christmas but maybe he won’t have to! I can’t wait to try that 2mm slicer and shredder discs – I hate using a grater to shred cheese or zucchini so this is absolutely perfect!

  32. I would love to properly make dough with this! Thanks for the chance!

  33. Shoot! I can’t decide between the slicing blades and the dough bowl & hook…
    I do an online cooking show and the idea of having a quieter machine that I can talk over would be a dream!!

  34. Malerie C.

    Different sized bowls would be nice for making different recipes!

  35. I love that it has a feed tube!

  36. Michelle S

    2mm and 4mm for slicing veggies & fruits for dehydrating.

  37. I love that it has three different size bowls.

  38. I would love to have a new food processor! Mine is a hand me down from my mother in law!! :)

  39. 4mm slicer and shredder discs is the feature I like

  40. Karen Medlin

    I like the different size bowls and can’t wait to try out the Dough Bowl Kit

  41. Steph Coupons

    4mm slicer and shredder discs

  42. I want to try the slicer and shredder discs

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