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Vegetable Gratin


  • 6 zucchinis thinly sliced.
  • 6 tomatoes finely chopped.
  • 6 cloves garlic lightly crushed but whole.
  • 1 cup finely chopped basil or parsley.
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup heavy cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. butter a 12-inch baking dish.
  2. Arrange half the zucchini in a layer in the prepared dish. Top with half the tomatoes. Sprinkle with half the garlic and basil.
  3. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle with the oil. Top with the remaining zucchini and cover with the remaining tomatoes.
  4. Sprinkle with the remaining garlic and basil. Beat the egg and cream and season with salt and pepper. Pour over the vegetables.
  5. Bake until the vegetables are tender, 50-60 minutes. Serve hot.