Vegetable Gratin – My Lack of Self Control at the Farmers Market Yesterday..

In a 50/50 combination of channeling my desire for cooler weather through cuisine and taking advantage of this weekend’s local farmers market, I came up with a plethora of summer squash and other tasty vegetables. I decided, rather than the same old BLAH saute or steam, that I would do a gratin.

Vegetable Gratin

Vegetable Gratin: A delightful blend of summer and winter squash in a dill cheddar cream sauce.

1 large acorn squash, diced

1 large yellow squash

4 mini zucchinis (or one large will do.. this is just what I had on hand)

1 japanese egg plant

4 cloves garlic

5 oz. white cheddar

2/3 cup heavy cream

2 tbsp fresh dill

Salt and Pepper

I chopped up the veg and tossed it into a casserole dish, salting and peppering liberally. I poured the heavy cream in, along with the cheddar. Add the  fresh dill, and mix to thoroughly combine. Next, sprinkle 1/3 cup bread crumbs on the top, and put it into a 425 degree oven for 35 minutes.

I let it cool for about 10 minutes, then served.  The prep for this was pretty simple. Mostly just a lot of chopping. The most time consuming part of the meal prep was the acorn squash. Since the skin isn’t really edible, I ended up slicing it, then cutting the skin off with a knife.

In hindsight, since my apartment is like a hot box now, perhaps I should have waited until it cooled down a bit.. but oh well. I can’t resist the siren’s call of the farmers market. 🙂


About The Confluent Kitchen

I am food obsessed. I love trying new recipes, putzing in the kitchen, making my own cheese and other random kitchen tom-foolery. Follow my exploits.. the good, the bad, and the burnt.
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2 Responses to Vegetable Gratin – My Lack of Self Control at the Farmers Market Yesterday..

  1. This is perfect for cooking in my new Rapidwave since it doesn’t create any heat in the house.

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