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The Greatest Gratin

All of a sudden, I’m pretty much being fed from the garden. Not entirely – I’m still buying toilet paper and the odd piece of dead animal to cook – but I have no need for a greengrocer at all. It just kind of happened. And if the weather stays good, it should continue.

So, I’m still looking for ways to use up zucchinis. And now I have these beautiful, big, juicy tomatoes to eat, so the other day I made this:

Soon-to-be zucchini and tomato gratin.

I got the recipe from Recipe Rifle. But I changed it as I had some feta in the fridge and thought that would be nice with it. And it was. I even, dare I say, think mine looks better than the original.

Tomato and Zucchini Gratin

  • 6 large-ish tomatoes
  • 2 zucchini
  • garlic, sliced
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Feta, crumbled
  • salt
  • pepper
  • thyme (I used lemon thyme, but you could use any)
  • Slice up the courgettes thinly and pan fry them for about ten minutes with thyme and garlic
  • Slice up the tomatoes and crumble the feta.
  • Arrange the tomatoes, courgettes and feta in layers.
  • Grate over some Parmesan and season generously with salt and pepper. If you have some – I didn’t – chuck some breadcrumbs on top too.
  • Stick in the oven at 190 degrees celsius for 30 minutes.

*This would be really good with lamb cutlets, or a leg of lamb, as the feta and tomatoes and thyme make it sort of Greek-ish.

 

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Carolyn #

    Hi Kirsten. I haven’t been in touch for a while. I did a very similar courgette recipe last evening but I added finely sliced red onion. It was yummy. Love hearing your news – look forward to seeing you sometime soon xxx

    March 5, 2012
  2. Sounds great, love that you are self sufficient, maybe you can start making your own loo. Just made a Courgette and Kasundi soup this evening, will post this week.

    March 11, 2012

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