Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Tomato/Potato Bake


Looking for a new potato recipe?  This side dish is simply made and so delicious.
My favourite kind of comfort food.
  • 2 medium onions
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 2-3 fresh tomatoes
  • 1 cup grated Gryrue or Swiss Cheese
  • salt, pepper, basil
  1. Cut onion in half and slice lengthwise from stem.
  2. Heat butter and olive oil in a frying pan and saute onions over medium heat until soft and caramelized.
  3. Spread the caramelized onions in a layer in the bottom of a buttered glass flan dish, or 9" cake pan.
  4. Thinly slice potatoes and tomatoes.
  5. On top of onions, lay potatoes and tomatoes closely together in an overlapping circular pattern, alternating 2 or 3 thin slices of potato with 1 slice of tomato, seasoning lightly with salt, pepper and basil as you go around. Continue overlapping until bottom of dish is covered.
  6. Sprinkle with cheese and bake in 350ยบ F oven for 50 minutes or until potatoes are tender and top is browned.
  7. Cut into wedges to serve and enjoy!



                                                                                                       

7 comments:

  1. ha! I like this because there is no need to head back out to the shop because you forgot cream - this is a standard operation in my house during a potato bake exercise.

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  2. Yum - comfort food for sure!

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  3. Can you use any other cheese?

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    1. Of course - I like the nutty flavour Swiss or Gryrue adds but you could use cheddar or Mozzarella or whatever other cheese you think would be a good match.

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  4. Yum. I am trying this one...for sure! Thanks, Bev.

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  5. YUM! We've been having a heat wave here in Australia. I made this dish early in the morning while it was still sort of coolish. Then we ate it as a cold slice last night. It was delicious!
    (We didn't have any swiss cheese left in the fridge, much to my daughter's dismay because it's her favourite, so we used a local tasty cheese instead.)

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