Sunday, August 8, 2010

tomato onion gratin

One night a few weeks ago, I was reading some posts from Orangette and came across this. I'm always looking for cheap and cheerful supper recipes and this one fit the bill, - eggs, tomato, onion and cheese and fairly simple - sounds terrific to me.

Egg and Tomato Gratin - from Orangette

6 eggs, hard boiled
2 tbsp olive oil
2 medium onions, thinly sliced (I cut the onions in half and do onion moons)
4 tsp garlic, minced
3/4 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 420 mL can of peeled tomatoes, with juice reserved
2/3 c of grated gruyere cheese

Cut each of the eggs into quarters. Arrange the quarters in the bottom of a baking dish. Preheat the oven to 400 deg F. Saute the onion in the oil for 2 minutes over medium high heat, then add the garlic, thyme, salt and pepper. Add the tomatoes and juice, bring to a boil and then simmer for 4 minutes. Pour the tomato onion mixture over the eggs and sprinkle the cheese across the top. Bake for 10 - 15 minutes, til brown and bubbly. 4 servings. The leftovers from my supper made delicious lunches when served with toast.

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