When food shopping, I don’t grab that big bag of potatoes but instead I like to choose just two nice looking russet potatoes. For my favorite potato side – great with grilled steak, chicken, or fish – that’s all I need. Just two. And a muffin pan.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly brush muffin cups with butter. I used a 12 cup muffin pan but a 6 cup pan would be fine, too. Thinly slice just two nice looking russet potatoes.
Place 2 slices in each cup and season with salt and pepper. Continue adding potatoes, seasoning every few slices, until cups are filled. (The smaller ends of the potatoes fit perfectly in the cup while the mid section might need to be trimmed to fit nicely) Pour 1/2 to 1 tablespoon heavy cream over each potato cup.
Bake until potatoes are golden brown and tender, about 35 minutes. Use a small spatula to serve gratins from the pan.
There you have it. Muffin-Pan Potato Gratins.