Monday, January 31, 2011

Summer Veg Potato Bake

Potato, Zucchini & Tomato Bake e2-w

It's Monday again! How the heck did that happen? And the fact that the first month of 2011 is on it's back - yeah, that's another head scratcher. This weekend we (in no particular order):
  • went to the annual float parade at Stellenbosch University. My favourites? The Spiderman one, the Flintstones, the backwards train and the Moomin adorned float. Brings back fond memories of carnaval from when I was a firstyear back in... Erm, shall we continue with the list?
  • vegetated on the couch with some crispy fried chicken. Yes, we had greasy takeaways and we didn't feel one iota of guilt. Life's too short, right?
  • were amazed yet again at our cat's sluttiness. Yep, she's come back many a morning smelling of another woman's perfume. I'm onto that rat...
  • made this purty potato bake for a lazy Sunday supper
Oh and we slept. A lot. Nothing like a few sessions of beauty sleep to make you feel on top of the world again! So what did you do this weekend?

Potato, Zucchini & Tomato Bake c2-w

Summer Veg Potato Bake
A Creative Pot original
Serves 6 - 8 (as a side)

olive oil
10 medium potatoes, boiled (skin on) and sliced into rounds
1 tin (400g) chopped tomatoes
3 medium-large babymarrows (zucchini)
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
a few sprigs fresh oregano
a few sprigs fresh rosemary
salt & pepper
1 cup grated Gouda

1. Grease an oval casserole dish (medium-small) with olive oil and preheat oven to 180C. 
2. Layer the base with potatoes, then spoon over half of the chopped tomatoes. Slice one babymarrow over the tomatoes, followed by half of the onion. Scatter with herbs, salt and pepper, then repeat layers.
3. Finish off with a last layer of potatoes. Sprinkle again with salt and pepper and cover with grated cheese. Grate the last babymarrow over the top for colour and place in oven for 45 minutes, or until lightly browned on top .

Replace babymarrow (zucchini) with pattypans (summer squash) if you like or even sliced mushrooms. 

14 comments:

Michelle @ Greedy Gourmet on January 31, 2011 12:36 pm said...

Love the colours! Usually mine comes out in monotones... Oh, and cheese always helps. ;-)

nina on January 31, 2011 12:37 pm said...

Tell me you have leftovers in your lunchbox, this should be so awesome the next day!!!
Great pics....

Marisa on January 31, 2011 12:48 pm said...

@Nina - Thanks, and yes I do have leftovers. :-D

@Michelle - Pity about the lactose intolerance, right?

Libby on January 31, 2011 6:47 pm said...

Such a beautiful looking dish. I bet it was tasty!

Linda Harding on January 31, 2011 7:01 pm said...

Think the grated baby marrow is such a beautiful idea and makes the dish look even more professional. Lovely!

Joanne on January 31, 2011 9:02 pm said...

I definitely am still amazed that january is almost over. Craziness. This veg potato bake looks wonderful! Now if only it were summer here....

Adele on February 01, 2011 6:04 am said...

Looks absolutely gorgeous! It is stinking hot here in Melbourne, so we went to the mall to take advantage of the airconditioning. (I hear that's why the aquarium is popular this time of the year as well!)

thecompletecookbook on February 01, 2011 11:22 am said...

What a great weekend and I love your potato bake. Beautifully photographed too.
:-) Mandy

Megan @ FeastingonArt on February 01, 2011 1:18 pm said...

This looks perfect...oh how I wish it was dinner time and not bedtime!

Cherine on February 01, 2011 2:28 pm said...

A gorgeous dish! Looks really yummy!

Jeanne @ CookSister! on February 01, 2011 5:01 pm said...

Gorgeous pics and a delicious bake!! Snorting with laughter at your slutty cat - reminds me of our old neighbour's cat who permanently lounged arond our house - in that case WE were The Other Woman!! And this weekend... I skied in the French Alps - bliss bliss bliss!

Raw_Girl on February 09, 2011 4:05 am said...

That is one tasty looking potato bake :)
Didnt know zuccini was also known as babymarrow

Cheers,
zen
rawgirlinmumbai.blogspot.com

Eliana on February 12, 2011 6:05 am said...

This bake is making me think all warm and cozy thoughts and forget about how frigid is it outside.

Nora on January 30, 2012 2:01 am said...

This is awesome! I love it and so does my family! It has become quite a regular around my home. They are easy to make and big on flavor! Thanks for sharing!

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