Vegetable Tian Recipe, Ina Garten

Olive oil
2 lg Yellow onions , cut in half and sliced
2 clove Garlic , minced
1 lbs Potatoes,unpeeled , med. round
3/4 lbs Zucchini
1 1/4 lbs Tomatoes , medium
1 tsp Kosher salt
1/2 tsp Black pepper , freshly ground
1 tbsp Thyme leaves (plus extra sprig) , fresh
2 oz Gruyere cheese , grated

1. For this dish to look its best, you want to choose potatoes, zucchini, and tomatoes that are about the same diameter so the slices look similar.

2. Preheat the oven to 375F.

3. Brush a 9 x 13 x 2 inch baking dish with olive oil. In a medium saute pan, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil and cook the onions over medium low heat for 8 to 10 minutes, until translucent. Add the garlic and cook for another minute. Spread the onion mixture on the bottom of the baking dish.

4. Slice the potatoes, zucchini, and tomatoes in 1/4 inch thick slices. Layer them alternately in the dish on top of the onions, fitting them tightly, making only one layer. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, thyme leaves, and thyme sprigs and drizzle with 1 more tablespoon of olive oil.

5. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until the potatoes are tender. Uncover the dish, remove the thyme sprigs, sprinkle the cheese on top, and bake for another 30 minutes, or until browned. Serve warm.

Terry’s Notes:

This is a lovely lucious dish. Perfect for a buffet.

This dish multiplies very easily; use any size pan and bake for the
same amount of time. Just be sure you only make one layer.

Ina says that Yukon gold potatoes are particularly good. I used red

I sliced everything in the Cuisanart so it was al the elements were
the same thickness.

Served with Tomatillo Grilled Shrimp, cumin rice pilaf and cherry pie a la mode. (cck – 8/9/06)