Archive for March, 2010
March 21st, 2010 Posted 11:43 am
Again, way behind. This was quite a while ago.
For a really wonderful veggie meal that makes amazing leftovers for several nights, uses up random vegetables in the fridge, and provides a really comfort-food level of satisfaction, this gratin is a great choice.
I started with a couple different recipes, and can’t remember exactly what I ended up doing (the danger of waiting months to post these things). The veggies used: potatoes, onions, sunchoke (jerusalem artichokes), carrots and zucchini.
They all got sliced thin and layered (with cheese). Some liquid (a milk mixture, I’m sure) gets poured down through the veggies, and then it’s all topped with a seasoned breadcrumb mix. I’m pretty sure I just used a basic gratin recipe from Better Homes & Gardens and switched up the vegetables based on what I had. Keep in mind that some veggies that you might add (zucchini, tomatoes, eggplant?) might provide more liquid, while root veggies like potatoes, carrots, etc. will soak up more liquid….adjust the amount of milk/broth/liquid accordingly. Bake it up until everything is tender and cooked through. We had this a couple times as a whole meal and it was really satisfying. We also enjoyed it as a side (and I took some to work for lunches as well). Wonderful all around. And a great way to get random vegetables out of your fridge.
Although it doesn’t really dish up so well, you can see the pretty layers at least a little bit…