About Mimi’s Cafe

Founded in 1978 by Arthur Simms, who was stationed in France during World War II, Mimi’s Cafe is a neighborhood cafe offering French Inspired American comfort food. In February 2013 Mimi’s Cafe was purchased by Le Duff America, Inc., the North American subsidiary of Groupe Le Duff, a global bakery and restaurant company headquartered in Rennes, France. Since then, the team has launched new dishes reflecting the culinary traditions of fresh ingredients, bistro classics, and American comfort food. There are currently 97 Mimi’s Cafe locations throughout 18 states in the U.S.




Ham and Potato Gratin

La Madeleine Copycat Recipe

Serves 4-6

2 cups heavy cream
1 cup half-and-half
1 clove garlic, minced
2 teaspoons salt
2 1/2 pounds red potatoes, sliced 1/8-inch thick
3/4 pound ham, diced into 3/4-inch cubes
1 1/2 cups Gruyere cheese, grated
Ground pepper, to taste

Combine the cream, half-and-half, garlic, salt and pepper in a large saucepan. Add the sliced potatoes and stir well to completely coat them with the cream mixture. Bring to a simmer and cook for 25 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.

Gently stir in the diced ham. Do not let the potatoes boil. When the potatoes are tender, adjust the seasonings and pour into a 10 x 8-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with the cheese and bake in the center of a preheated 425 degree F oven until golden on top and the potatoes are completely tender, about 20 minutes.

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