Reblochon is a French cow's-milk cheese. It has a smooth yellow-to-pink rind and a rich, creamy interior. Ripe Camembert cheese can be used in its place.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Generously butter a 5-cup gratin dish. Melt 1 tablespoon butter and olive oil in a large skillet over low heat. Add onions, sprinkle with sugar, and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are very soft and golden, 15 to 20 minutes, and set aside.

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Using a mandoline or a knife, slice potatoes 1/8 inch thick. Arrange one-third of the potatoes so they overlap in the gratin dish; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover potatoes with half of the reserved onions, half the cheese, and one-third of the thyme leaves. Arrange another one-third of the potatoes so that they overlap; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Repeat layering with remaining onions, cheese, and one third of the thyme. Arrange remaining potatoes on top so they overlap. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter; brush it over the final layer of potatoes. Sprinkle the remaining thyme, and season with salt and pepper.

  • Cover tightly with aluminum foil, and place in the oven. Bake for 40 minutes; remove foil, and bake until golden brown, 20 to 30 minutes more. Remove from oven, let stand 5 minutes, and serve.

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