Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Vegetable Tian (Ina Garten)

After watching Ina Garten from the Food Network prepare this dish, I knew I had to try it. It was a hit, and so pretty. Here's whatcha do..

I used more onions and garlic than was called for, and I still think I could have used all of the garlic. Then you assemble, bake, sprinkle the cheese and bake some more.

And you end up with something like this..


Full Recipe:


-good olive oil

-2 large yellow onions (cut in half and sliced)

-2 garlic cloves (minced)

-1 pound medium round potatoes (un-peeled)

-3/4 pound zucchini

-1 1/4 pounds medium tomatoes

-1 teaspoon kosher salt

-1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

-1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, plus extra sprigs

- 2 ounces Gruyere cheese grated (I used way more)

Preheat Oven to 375

Brush a 9x13 baking pan with olive oil.

In a medium saute pan, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil and cook the onions over medium-low heat for 8-10 mins. (until translucent)

Add the garlic and cook for another minute.

Spread the onion mixture on the bottom of the baking pan.

Slice the potatoes, zucchini, and tomatoes in 1/4 inch thick slices.

Layer them alternately in the dish on the top of the onions, fitting them tightly, making only one layer.

Sprinkle w/salt, pepper, thyme leaves, and the thyme sprigs, and drizzle with one more tablespoon of olive oil.

Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake for 35-40 minutes until the potatoes are tender.

Uncover dish, remove the thyme sprigs, sprinkle the cheese on top and bake for another 30 minutes until browned.

Serve warm.


she'sonlyhappyinthesun said...


Anonymous said...

Sounds (looks) delicious!

rYLeE & KaTiE said...

Looks super yummy! (And super pretty too!) I am definitely going to have to try this one.

Did you get my e-mail yesterday?

djb said...

Tasted just as good as it looked!