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Vegetable tian

17 Dec

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I found a recipe for a tian on “For The Love of Cooking” by way of pinterest! I didn’t even know what a tian was! I just knew I wanted to make one. (By the way, a tian is a baked layered veggie dish.)

Ingredients
2 tbsp olive oil (divided)
1 large sweet yellow onion cut in half and sliced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1-2 russet potatoes, unpeeled
1 zucchini
1 yellow squash
3 large Roma tomatoes
Sea salt, freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
Dried thyme, to taste
1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese

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Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Coat a baking dish with olive oil cooking spray. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the onions and saute until translucent, about 8 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for another 60 seconds. Spread the onion mixture on the bottom of the greased baking dish.

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Slice the potatoes, zucchini, squash and tomatoes in 1/4 inch thick slices.

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Layer them alternately in the dish on top of the onions, fitting them tightly into a spiral, making only one layer. Season with sea salt, black pepper and dried thyme, to taste. Drizzle the last tablespoon of olive oil over the top.

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Cover the dish with tin foil and bake for 35 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender. Uncover and sprinkle the Parmesan cheese on top and bake for another 25-30 minutes or until browned. Enjoy.

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Very simple and tasty recipe. My only complaint is that I wish it had a bit more seasoning. But that’s easily solved. I plan on making this again seasoning the veggies before they go into the oven. Maybe even using more seasoning. Any suggestions?

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Fried Green Tomatoes

7 Aug

A church down the street from my house had their annual tomato sale last week. Local farmers got together and sold tons of red tomatoes and my favorite, green tomatoes. I bought 3 lbs for a whopping $2.75!!! So inexpensive and so worth it. Half of them are currently ripening on my windowsill and the other half were used to make fried green tomatoes! I got the recipe from a southern food magazine. My mom makes hers with breadcrumbs and milk, but I wanted to try this simple milk-less recipe.

 

Classic Fried Green Tomatoes

Ingredients– 4-6 green tomatoes, salt and pepper, cornmeal, vegetable oil

 

1.Slice the tomatoes into 1/4 – 1/2-inch slices.

2. Salt and pepper them to taste. (I also used Seasoned Salt)

3.Dip and completely cover in cornmeal.

4. Fry in hot grease or oil about 3 minutes or until golden on bottom. Gently turn and fry the other side.

 

5. TADA!

 

 

SO tasty! Eat them with your favorite dressing. I eat mine with ranch dressing others prefer theirs  with zesty sauce or marinara. To each his own ^_^