Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tasty Tuesdays: Provence Gratin

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Welcome to Tasty Tuesdays!
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I promise, this will be the last zucchini recipe I post this year!  I had so many zucchini from my one plant this year - I had to keep using them up.
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This recipe comes from Kim Sanwald, author of "Basics with a Twist" and co-owner of Brickyard Farms in Cloverdale, Michigan.  Kim & her partner sell the most delicious heirloom tomatoes, garlic, and other produce at my local farmers market.  This recipe (along with a few others) was publised in the Grand Rapids Press earlier this Summer.  You can find her original recipe here.
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Ingredients:
- 4 tablespoon good quality olive oil, divided
- 2 large yellow onions, cut in half vertically, thin sliced
- 3 to 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 to 4 medium sized potatoes, scrubbed and cut in 1/4 inch slices
- 2 zucchini cut in 1/4-inch slices
- 6 plum tomatoes, cut in 1/4-inch slices
- Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, plus 1 teaspoon
- 4 ounces Gruyere cheese, freshly shredded
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1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Brush a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with olive oil.  In a medium saute pan, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and cook the onions with 1 teaspoon of fresh thyme leaves, over medium-low heat until the onions are soft and translucent, about 10 minutes. Spread the onion mixture evenly on the bottom of baking dish.
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2.  Layer the vegetables in rows across, starting with potatoes, the zucchini next, then the tomato slices. Repeat until all vegetables are used or the baking dish is filled.
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3.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and the remaining 1 tablespoon of thyme leaves. Drizzle the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil over vegetables and cover with aluminum foil (shiny side down).
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4.  Bake for 40 minutes or until the potatoes are tender, pierced with a fork. Remove the foil, sprinkle with Gruyere cheese and bake an additional 30 minutes, or until the gratin is golden. Makes 4-6 servings.
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I served this with fresh Italian suasage and a caprese and it was the perfect Summer meal.
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What did you cook this week?
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15 comments:

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Wow that looks so good! Must try!!

Cindy said...

Wow, that looks so beautiful and mouth watering! Thanks for hosting!

A Pretty Life in the Suburbs said...

Beautiful! I'm pinning it for my next zucchini dish! Yum!
Jo-Anna

MrsJenB said...

See, just when I was starting to get excited for fall, you go and post something like this and I get all sad that these light, fresh meals will soon go the way of the dodo - at least til spring...! ;)

Ashley said...

yumm!!! this looks soooo good! I am def gonna try this!

natasha {schue love} said...

The gratin looks so good! Perfect for a cozy night in! :)

Penny said...

I just came across your blog and wish I would have found it earlier :)

I needed some good zucchini recipes several weeks ago, oh well, next year!

Becca said...

I'm not much of a zucchini person but this looks fantastic!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Wow, girl...I really, really love any kind of squash and this looks amazing. I kinda want some NOW. :)

I'm doing the old copy & paste. Thank you!!

Emily of The Best of this Life said...

Oh, I love zucchini and am always happy to find recipes including it! Especially that its coming in by the buckets at our local market - so perfect time to eat it all up, in many different ways! :)

Yum!

laurie said...

What a great way to use zucchini!

Jill @ Craft in a Northern Town said...

Wow does that look delish! Pinned and shared it with friends!

Belly B said...

TASTY INDEED! I'm drooling!


Belly B :)

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Thanks for hosting, Alissa :)

Michelle said...

That looks seriously yummy!

 

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