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Offline CassandraNovaTopic starter

A Delicious Gratin
« on: August 10, 2008, 05:08:59 PM »
I'd like to make a post about what I had for dinner, if that's allowed.  I was experimenting in the kitchen, and came up with something very delicious!

I may be using the word "Gratin" a bit loosely in this case, but I made something for dinner tonight that was absolutely delicious as a main course.  I'm sure some of my omnivorous friends would enjoy it as a side, but here's the skinny:

I sliced a white onion into thin slices, and cooked it over a medium heat along with some pressed garlic and salt and pepper.  After the onions had caramelized, after about 20 minutes, I layered them at the bottom of a casserole dish that I had oiled.

On top of the layer of onions I arranged my vegetables, in layers.  First came some russet potatoes, sliced thin.  Next the golden squash, and lastly then the green squash.  After I layered the pan with the vegetables, I sprinkled some Parmesan cheese and more S&P over them.  Finally, I crowned the gratin with thickly chopped spring onions, a can of diced tomatoes, and some dried Italian herbs.

Baked for an hour at 375, and in the last five minutes, we sprinkled some grated cheddar on top of it.  It was delicious!

Offline Sherona

Re: A Delicious Gratin
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2008, 05:14:59 PM »
THis is one of my favorite dishes to make! though I skip on the tomatoes (ny daughter is going through a phase where she wont eat anything red...yeah...)

It is wonderful :D

Offline CassandraNovaTopic starter

Re: A Delicious Gratin
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2008, 05:20:59 PM »
I just love eating fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables, especially when I've picked them myself.  I get that whole, "Down on the farm" kind of feeling.  I just wished I'd remembered the tomatoes before the last minute, or the entire thing would have been fresh.

Offline Sherona

Re: A Delicious Gratin
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2008, 05:29:53 PM »
Indeed! There is something about eating something you grew iwth your own hand.

I do a smallish garden, cucumbers, watermelons, canteloup, tomatoes, bell peppers, and last year we got frisky and planted green beans :D

Offline Greenthorn

Re: A Delicious Gratin
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2008, 06:27:05 PM »
There is a topic about recipes already *grins*

http://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=16324.0

Might want to add this there...

Offline CassandraNovaTopic starter

Re: A Delicious Gratin
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2008, 06:34:01 PM »
Ahh, wonderful.  I must have missed it.

Offline Greenthorn

Re: A Delicious Gratin
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2008, 06:52:44 PM »
Ahh, wonderful.  I must have missed it.

Yeah it got buried *laughs* But please do post there! I love stealing other's recipes *laughs*

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Re: A Delicious Gratin
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2008, 07:13:26 PM »
... allergic to garlic...  :'(

Wonder how it'd taste without it... or just with garlic powder. *ponder*

Offline Caity

Re: A Delicious Gratin
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2008, 08:51:13 PM »
Mmm.. this does sound good.

But I've never heard of green squash? 

Offline CassandraNovaTopic starter

Re: A Delicious Gratin
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2008, 09:04:21 PM »
You might know it better as zucchini squash.

Offline Caity

Re: A Delicious Gratin
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2008, 09:49:07 PM »
I know zucchini.  :)

Offline Le RandomBloke

Re: A Delicious Gratin
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2008, 10:11:53 PM »
My mother makes some delicious meals, and this one sounds pretty simular, of course with a few things different, plus I don't really know jack shit about cooking so.. yea.

But dang, it sounds delicious! <3