Winter Vegetable Gratin
from Market Vegetarian, Ross Dobson, Ryland Peters and Small, 2008.
Ross Dobson likes market shopping. He feels strongly that the supermarket and the global market have deprived us of some of the tastier varieties of foods. At the local market you have the possibility of escaping from the shopping trolley, the plastic and the check out queues and finding those foods that are rapidly vanishing from the shop shelves. You find fresh, variety and growers who can give advice about the goods you are buying.
His winter vegetable gratin is an easy and satisfying dish. It’s only a matter of pre-boiling the selection of root vegetables, adding the sauce to them and putting them in the oven to cook. The mustard in the sauce adds a nice tang to the dish.
This was a successful effort for me; it was difficult really to go wrong with it. It's a recipe I could now easily adapt to use whatever is in the pantry.
Ease of cooking: ✔✔✔✔