[Anime Culture Monday] Anime Recipes! - Gratin and Cheese Gratin from Working!!

Hey everyone! It's been quite a while hasn't it! Welcome back to “eat like your anime faves,” a series where we teach you just how to eat like characters do in anime. That’s right; you learn how to cook real Japanese food from anime. We're back at it again to give you more of what you love!

Spring season has finally made its way to Japan, with the cherry blossoms blooming and the sun beaming with energy. We thought it would be great to provide you with some very eye catching and mouthwatering dishes that are very popular with everyone! In our next installment of the ELYAF series we will take a look at Gratin. Gratin is part of the French cuisine which means to “grate” and is a common dish that is found in many households not only in France, but around the world. There are various ways to prepare Gratin, the most popular way is that using Potatoes which is the one we will share with you today!

1. Gratin from Working!!

In the first episode of working!! one of the chefs introduced Gratin to many who tuned in, which looked very delicious. We thought it would be exciting if we could provide you with the recipe on how to prepare it yourself if you ever get the sensation to try it out. The popular dish can be found in many French style restaurants but only recently has it become more well known in Japan. Gratin combines various ingredients such as potatoes, meats, and vegetables to create a splendid dish full of flavor. Let us hop right in and start cooking!
ELYAF Capture Gratin 2 Working!!
Doesn’t that look delicious? Oooo yea!

What you will need( Serves 1 or more people. )

Russet Potatoes
4 cut into1/4 inch slices

Onion
1, cut into rings

Salt and Pepper
proper quantity

Butter
3 tbsp

Flour
3 tbsp

Milk
2 cups

Cheddar Cheese
1 ½ cups of shredded chedder

Optional Ingredients:

other vegetables, meats, peppers, cheese, etc.


ELYAF Capture Gratin 3 Working!!

How to cook it: (2h | 499 cal)

  1. 1

    Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Butter your casserole dish with your desired amount of butter.
  2. 2

    Take your cleaned potatoes and layer ½ of them into the bottom of the prepared casserole dish. Top with onion slices, and add remaining potatoes. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. 3

    Using a medium sized saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Mix in flour with salt, and stir for 1 minute.
  4. 4

    Add milk and continue mixing until texture has thickened. Pour in cheese, and continue stirring for about 30-60 seconds until cheese has melted
  5. 5

    Pour cheese over potatoes and cover the dish with aluminum foil
  6. 6

    Wait a while, prepare your utensils, then dig right in!

(Note: If you are underage, or new to cooking, be sure to let your parent/guardian know what you are doing. We don’t want you to get hurt! Using an oven without proper supervision is dangerous. )

We hope that you found this very helpful, and that you enjoy making this for all of your family and friends. Gratin will always be the dish that many will enjoy because of its delicate taste. Be sure to add your own flare to your Gratin, as there are a handful of ways to create this wonderful treat! Bon Appetit!

Yum!

ELYAF Capture Gratin 1 Working!!

Cheese Gratin from Working!!

Right off the bat in Working!! we were introduced to Gratin, a very traditional French dish that can now be found all around the world. In episode 2 of the series, cheese gratin was shown to the world in all its glory with its crispy exterior, but creamy and cheesy interior waiting to be eaten. In our second half of the ELYAF we will take a look at how to create the cheese gratin! We hope that you find this useful, and make sure to be careful when preparing this as it can be extremely hot. Without further ado let us dig in and have fun!
ELYAF Capture Cheese Gratin 2 Working!!

What you will need( Serves 1 or more people. )

Butter
1 egg

Russet Potatoes
4-5 cut into ¼ inch slices

Salt and Pepper
desired taste

Extra Cheese
½ cup of each cheese

Flour
3tbsp

Garlic
2 large, chopped

Olive Oil
2tbsp

Optional Ingredients:

Various vegetables (avocado, asparagus), meats, various types of cheese, watercress, etc


ELYAF Capture Cheese Gratin 3 Working!!

How to Cook It:

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Butter your casserole dish with your desired amount.

  1. 1

    Mix all of your cheeses together in a medium bowl.
  2. 2

    Take your cleaned potatoes and layer ½ of them into the bottom of the prepared casserole dish. Top with onion slices, and add remaining potatoes. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. 3

    Add your chopped garlic on top of the potatoes while sprinkling your olive oil around.
  4. 4

    Add your mixed cheeses on top of the potatoes.
  5. 5

    Mix the milk and flour until you get a thick texture then pour on top of the gratin. Place in the oven and wait until ready.
  6. 6

    Wait until the potatoes are golden brown and the cheese has melted all throughout before serving.
  7. 7

    Wait a while, then prepare your utensils and dig right in!

(Note: You are dealing with very dangerous heat. Make sure that you have parental supervision while using the oven, as misuse can cause serious damage. Be sure to use proper equipment when taking the gratin from out the oven. )

If you did everything right, it should come out looking something like this!

Yum!

ELYAF Capture Cheese Gratin 1 Working!!
Gratin is sure to please a lot of people in your household with its creamy texture, and flaky exterior. The wonderful thing about cooking Gratin is how versatile you can be with the ingredients, so be creative and think of new ways to bring your own style to the table. Being a great chef starts by having great ideas that bring out new flavors in the everyday dishes we enjoy! That is the wonderful aspect of cooking and becoming a great chef (for your spouse, family, etc)!

Until next time, for all things anime and more always keep it locked here on Honey's Anime. Have fun cooking!


Rob

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Author: Rob "NualphaJPN" B.

A passionate fan of gaming, anime, and philosophy. I do lots of graphic design, and stream a lot of games on twitch. I play fighting games competitively, as well as hearthstone. I've lived in Japan for 4 years now and consider this place to be my permanent home. I love ramen, and various types of Japanese style cuisine. Leave a comment if you enjoy my articles! Take care!

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