Saturday, June 21, 2008

Vegetable Bake

I got 5 lbs of potatoes at the 99cent store for 99cents, and after the breakfast potatoes, potato salad, etc. I still had about 2 lbs left. This turned out to be a great way to use them. Get creative, this recipe can be adapted numerous ways.

2 lbs potatoes sliced (skin is ok if they're new potatoes, otherwise peel)
2 large onions, sliced
either 2 cans diced tomatoes, or 2 large bunches vine tomatoes, sliced thin
1 c sliced cheddar cheese
olive oil for drizzling
herbs or spices of choice - I used salt, pepper, oregano, and basil

1. Oil 9 x 13" dish with olive oil

2. Layer veggies & cheese - onions, slices of tomato & potato, etc. I think next time I'll add some broccoli florets for green and more flavor. No rules here. Get creative. Eggplant might be nice too. Haven't tried that.

3. Drizzle top layer with olive oil and top with last remains of shredded cheddar. I think you could use feta also if you wanted variety, or any other meltable cheese.

4. Bake at 350 degrees F for one hour. About 40 minutes into cooking time cover with foil to avoid having cheese burn.

Great served with sour cream and fresh herbs, or feta and dill, ... you name it. Have fun with it. If you wanted a vegetarian main dish you could add tofu in too. Or if you wanted something with meat, you could add cooked chicken. No rules :)

No comments: