Râpée Morvandelle #SundaySupper #CookForJulia

When #SundaySupper first announced this Cooking For Julia event, I was a little skeptical. Sure I saw a TV show here and there. We had 3 channels that came in clear when I was a growing up plus a fuzzy 4th called, PBS. So in order to participate today, I needed to do a little research.
PBS is celebrating Julia’s 100th Birthday with classic videos , recipes , some fun facts (who knew she was 6’2″)? and more !
It’s no secret that Julia Child was outspoken about a lot of things which made it easy to relate to her. I guess what surprised me most about her was how much we have in common! She was someone I would have clicked with instantly!
There are a lot of great resources out there to learn more about Julia the woman and I encourage you to explore them.
For today, #SundaySupper is focusing on what Julia contributed to the culinary world and how she brought home cooking new levels!
One motto Julia lived by was no apologies for food goof-ups.

“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.”

She believed in,

Moderation. Small helpings. Sample a little bit of everything. These are the secrets of happiness and good health. You need to enjoy the good things in life, but you need not overindulge.

But her philosophy most relatable to me is that by cooking meals yourself you know EXACTLY what you’re eating! That is so important.

“You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients.”

So for todays #SundaySupper and #CookForJulia I chose a simple gratin without a crust. I substituted turkey ham for the diced ham, but otherwise, the recipe is all Julia’s! Enjoy! Eat, Love, Laugh! I know Julia did!

Râpée Morvandelle

Gratin of Shredded Potatoes with Ham and Eggs and Onions

Reprinted from Mastering the Art of French Cooking Alfred A. Knopf © 1961
Page 153-154
Yield : For 4 people

• ½ cup finely minced onions
• 2 Tb olive oil
• ½ cup (3 ounces) finely diced cooked ham
• 4 eggs
• ½ clove crushed garlic
• 2 Tb minced parsley and/or chives and chervil
• 2/3 cup (3 ounces) grated Swiss cheese
• 4 Tb whipping cream, light cream, or milk
• Pinch of pepper
• ¼ tsp salt
• 3 medium-sized potatoes (about 10 ounces)
• 2 Tb butter
• ½ Tb butter cut into pea-sized dots
• An 11- to 12-inch baking dish or skillet about 2 inches deep or individual baking dishes about 6 inches in diameter

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cook the onions slowly in the oil and butter (1Tbs) for 5 minutes or so, until tender but not browned. Raise heat slightly, stir in ham, and cook a moment more.

  1. Beat the eggs in a mixing bowl with the garlic, herbs, cheese, cream or milk, and seasonings. Then blend in the ham and onions.
  2. Peel the potatoes and grate them, using large holes of grater. A handful at a time, squeeze out their water. Stir potatoes into egg mixture. Check seasoning. (May be prepared ahead to this point.)

  1. Heat the butter in the dish. When foaming, pour in the potato and egg mixture. Dot with butter. Set in upper third of preheated oven and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until top is nicely browned. Serve directly from the dish or skillet.

Nutrition Facts
Nutrition (per serving): 412 calories, 227 calories from fat, 25.7g total fat, 231.7mg cholesterol, 359mg sodium, 763.1mg potassium, 28.9g carbohydrates, 3.6g fiber, 3.3g sugar, 17.3g protein, 723.9IU vitamin a, 30.5mg vitamin c.

Check out these other great Julia Child tribute recipes done by our #SundaySupper group!

#CookForJulia Breakfast

Râpée Morvandelle by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings

Croissants by Cookistry

Cheese and Bacon Quiche by Tora’s Real Food

#CookForJulia Lunch

Tuna Salad Nicoise by Magnolia Days

Blood Orange, Walnut, and Rocket Salad by Granny’s Down Home Southern Cooking

Croque Monsieur by Webicurean

Spinach and Cream Cheese Pancakes by Happy Baking Days

Julia’s Chicken Salad by My Trials in the Kitchen

Pissaladière Niçoise (Onion Tart with Anchovies and Black Olives) by The Wimpy Vegetarian

Provencal Tomato Quiche by Are you hungry?

Quiche Lorraine  Spoon and Saucer

#CookForJulia Dinner

Bouillabaisse by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen

Boeuf Bourguignon by Chelsea’s Culinary Indulgence

Orecchiette Con Broccoli Di Rape and Sausages by Doggie at the Dinner Table

Boeuf Bourguignon by Hezzi D’s Books and Cooks

Veal Stew with Onions and Mushrooms with Baked Cucumbers and Boiled Potatoes (Blanquette de veau a l’ancienne with concombres au buerre) by Kimchi Mom

Salmon en Papillote by Girlichef

Poached salmon with cucumber sauce by Katherine Martinelli

Lobster Souffle and Deviled Chicken- Crispy Bits & Burnt Ends

Roasted Chicken with Julia’s Mustard Marinade by The Meltaways

Wild Mushroom and Herb Stuffed Chicken- Mama Mommy Mom

Puree of White Beans with Garlic and Herbs (Brandade á la Soissonaise) Avocado Pesto

Poulet au Porto by Family Foodie

#CookForJulia Sides

Hollondaise over Blanched Asparagus by The Little Ferraro Kitchen

Scalloped Potatoes with Milk, Cheese, and Garlic (Gratin Dauphinois) by Home Cooking Memories

Ratatouille by Basic N Delicious

French-style country pate by There and Back Again

White Bean Dip with Homemade Tortilla Chips Momma’s Meals

Oeufs à la Diable by What Smells So Good?

Soubise by The Weekend Gourmet

Ratatouille by Cupcakes and Kale Chips

#CookForJulia Desserts

Cream Cheese and Lemon Flan by Juanita’s Cocina

Strawberry Sherbert in Cooky Cups by Cravings of a Lunatic

Creme Brulee by Wine Everyday

Mousseline Au Chocolat by Small Wallet Big Appetite

Peach Tarte Tatin by That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Cinnamon Toast Flan by Vintage Kitchen Notes

Dark Chocolate Crepes by Family Spice

Crepes Fines Sucrees by Mangoes and Chutney

Pommes Rosemarie:Apples Rosie The Daily Dish Recipes

Espresso Soufflé by Chocolate Moosey

Best Ever Brownies by In the Kitchen with Audrey

Orange-Almond Jelly Roll Cake by Mrs. Mama Hen

Orange Spongecake Cupcakes by Mama’s Blissful Bites

Orange Mousse with Greek Yogurt by Sue’s Nutrition Buzz

Wine Pairings: Relishing Food and Wine; Thanks to Julia Child! by ENOFYLZ


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46 Responses to Râpée Morvandelle #SundaySupper #CookForJulia

  1. I love Julia Child’s philosophy!
    And classy classy classy dish! 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

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  3. redkathy says:

    This was a wonderful event. I love your recipe choice, simple and scrumptious. Julia Child is definitely an inspiration and one I can relate too also. I'm thinking I'll be purchasing a Julia Child cookbook very soon.

    See you Around the Family Table :)

    • Cindys_Recipes says:

      It was fun learning more about Julia! I like a recipe that works as a stand in for more than one meal. Beef stew just wouldn't work for breakfast too for me!

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  6. Magnolia Days says:

    Wishing I had this for breakfast right now. Delish!

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  14. This is a wonderful side dish, or brunch or even a lunch. I just love it, it´s simple and comfort food!

  15. juanitascocina says:

    This looks amazing! I'm listening to my stomach rumble!

  16. Wonderful tribute to Julia…and I SO wish I could eat this dish right this minute for a late breakfast. My yogurt seems lackluster in comparison 😉

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  24. I am so excited for this week's #Sundaysupper with Julia Child's recipe and love that you shared this one Cindy! Absolutely gorgeous!

  25. Brandie says:

    Oh, this looks like another great one to try!! And I love the first "what-the-hell" quote too…gosh, she had so many great ones!

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  27. Brandie says:

    This looks so yummy! This grated cheese casserole is always my fave in a potluck… this looks a thousand times better! Mental note. :)

  28. sunithi says:

    Lovely and great step by step photos. Love recipes with pics that show each step. Makes it easier for the reader. I must try that, but not sure I'll have patience to take pics at each step :)

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  30. crispybitsnburntends says:

    What a perfect brunch dish! My fiancee would love this. As for moderation, I have no will power.

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