You can use any combination of root vegetables in this delicious gratin.
Serve with salad for a simple supper or perhaps as a side dish for your Sunday roast.
4 medium carrots, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
200g/7oz Emmental cheese, grated
1 small swede (rutabaga), peeled and sliced
2 small parsnips, peeled and sliced
3 medium potatoes*, peeled and thinly sliced
300ml/½pt single cream
1 free-range egg, beaten
3 tbsp breadcrumbs
1. Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5.
2. Place the carrots in the bottom of a medium-sized baking dish. Add a little butter and garlic. Sprinkle over some of the grated Emmental cheese.
3. Layer the swede on top and add a couple more knobs of butter, and a little more garlic.
4. Repeat with the parsnips, some more butter and garlic, finish with a layer of potato and sprinkle over the remaining cheese.
5. Mix the milk, cream and egg together in a jug and pour evenly over the vegetables.
6. Top with the breadcrumbs and bake in the oven for 45 minutes, check that vegetables are cooked through.
Emmental, Emmentaler, or Emmenthal is a yellow, medium-hard cheese that originated in the area around Emmental, in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. It is classified as a Swiss-type or Alpine cheese.
Emmental was first mentioned in written records in 1293, but first called by its present name in 1542. It has a savoury but mild taste. Emmental cheese is very widely imitated around the world, often just called “Swiss cheese”
Root Vegetables : So Healthy – read it here
Root vegetable toad-in-the-hole : A vegetarian choice – read it here*Many diabetics, and those who choose a lower carb lifestyle, do not include potatoes in their menu plans. Always remember that recipes can be amended slightly to suit your needs and adjust the carbs or nutrition requirements accordingly. If you would like a lower carb alternative to potatoes, you will find some suggestions here
All the best Jan