Courgette Gratin de Tante Marie

Thought I'd post something different this time. When we lived in France we had a large potager, and courgettes grew everywhere they could find a space! Look away for a minute and you had a marrow!

This is my friend G's Tante Marie's recipe to use up some of them. It's useful as an a accompaniment to lots of meals, and is very easy to make.

You need for 6: 2 courgettes, 4 potatoes, 2 cloves of garlic, 2 tbspn crème fraîche, 100g grated gruyère cheese, 3 sprigs of thyme, salt and pepper

Preheat oven 180C/gas4

Grease a gratin dish.

Peel the potatoes and cut into rounds, not too thick,  then do the same with the courgettes.

Spoon into the dish, strip the thyme off the sprigs and sprinkle over the thyme, together with the crushed and chopped garlic, pepper and salt.

In a bowl mix together the cheese and crème fraîche and spoon over the courgette mixture.

Bake in the oven for 25-30 mins.

A very simple, tasty dish. It goes well with pork chops or as an accompaniment to a bbq. 



Jean said…
Looks delicious! I shall definitely make this!
That's just the sort of yummy dish that I'd expect if I went to an informal dinner in a French home (and that brings back some lovely memories). After a poor harvest last year for some reason, I'm getting lots of courgettes from my little veg patch this year so I'll definitely remember this. Tante Marie really seems to have got around, although our local Tante Marie restaurant is now a place for Gordon Ramsay to sell burgers (admittedly very impressive burgers). C'est un signe des temps.
Snowy said…
Your comment made me smile because Tante Marie is my friend's aunt, not the cookbook Tante Marie! [Which was the first French cookery book I had}

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