Monday, August 9, 2010

Recipe Love

I don't cook. It is something I hope to learn when I own a house and have more time (here's to hoping!). I have however started to watch the Food Network so that I can try and understand cooking a bit more.

This weekend I saw a great recipe on the show "5 Ingredient Fix" with Claire Robinson who I just adore. She is very real! I was watching this weekend when she made a Green Tomato and Vidalia Onion Gratin. It looked so amazing. I haven't tried it yet but wanted to share the recipe right away.

  • 1/4 pound bacon
  • 1 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 2 large Vidalia onions, peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch thick rounds
  • 4 large green tomatoes, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • 6 ounces sharp white Cheddar, grated, about 1 1/2 cups


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Render bacon in a large skillet over medium heat. Transfer the cooked bacon to a paper towel lined plate. Add the bread crumbs to a small bowl. Remove 2 tablespoons of the bacon fat from the skillet and stir into the bread crumbs. Add the onion rounds to the skillet in batches and cook, without breaking the round slices apart, until there is some golden color, about 5 to 6 minutes per side.

To assemble the gratin, overlap the green tomato slices in 1 row in a large baking dish, about 9 by 11 inches. Next, make a row slightly overlapping of the partially cooked onion rounds, being careful to keep the slices intact. Repeat steps until all tomatoes and onions are used. Season tomatoes and onions lightly with salt and heavily with pepper. Crumble the bacon over the vegetables; sprinkle the grated Cheddar over the top followed by the bread crumbs. Bake until the cheese is bubbly, about 30 to 45 minutes. If the top is getting too brown, loosely cover with foil.

1 comment:

  1. Look at Carol breaking out the recipes...and watching Food Network. I am very proud! Can't wait to swap recipes with you one day when you have a house (very soon!!)