Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Vegetable Tian

Vegetable Tian
1-2 russet baking potatoes
1 large zucchini
1 large yellow squash
3-4 sprigs of fresh thyme finely chopped
1 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. fresh ground pepper
1 cup good Gruyere cheese
olive oil
Slice potatoes, squash and zucchini into 1/4 inch rounds, set aside. Spray the pan with cooking spray liberally. ( I used a removable bottom tart pan, chef bliss this a good opportunity to pull out the tart pan!) However, if you don't have a tart pan feel free to use any round baking dish you may have! Layer the bottom of the pan with the potato, forming circles until you reach the center of the pan. Add a drizzle of olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, thyme ( finely chopped) and 1/3 of the cheese. Repeat process with zucchini and squash. Once finished layering ,top with remaining cheese and a sprinkle of thyme.
Bake at 400 for 25-30 minutes until browned and potatoes are cooked through. Slice and enjoy!


Donna-FFW said...

This looks absolutely delicious and the presentation is just beautiful!! I bet it was sooo good.

Chef E said...

Nice, I have lost my tart pan like that with the bottom that lifts out! argghhhh, I almost bought a new one from W&S with a gift certificate from mom-law...

Do you go to school in Frisco :) in Texas? They were going to build one eight years ago, and I finally gave up, lol

Sounds like we would have fun talking. I once worked in a kitchen that was ALL men and I heard things I hope my son never says to his buddies!!!