I was doing some more research for my Christmas Eve menu when I happened upon a delicious looking recipe on For the Love of Cooking, one of my favourite food blogs - Vegetable Tian. It had everything: potatoes, onions, tomatoes, zucchini...and cheese. All things I love! It sounded delightful. And its a French recipe (from the region of Provence); the more French inspired recipes I try, the more I'm enjoying French cooking. Mmmmmmm. Having today off, I figured what the heck. Time to give it a try.
|Not as pretty as it could be...|
I sliced up zucchini, roma tomatoes, and a potato, and layered it overtop a sauteed red onion and garlic. And we all know that Chef Karen can't follow a recipe without adding a few of her own touches. What did I do differently, you may ask? On top of the onions and before the sliced veggies, I added about a 1/4 cup of tomato sauce. Oh yeah baby.
|...but it looks divine when finished.|
I wasn't sure how it would taste but I went for it. It did NOT disappoint. O.M.G. This was so delicious. The addition of the tomato sauce? This dish went to a whole ... 'nother ... level. This is definately a recipe I'm adding to my repetoire. I'll be making this again and again and again and ... Mmmmmmm. I had to restrain myself from going for seconds as I'd promised to bring some for a coworker to try and I wanted some for lunch tomorrow.
I'm also keeping this in mind for the next time I have a dinner party to go to. It would be great with BBQ chicken or steak in the summertime as well. Mmm, I'll be dreaming about this tonight.