For supper last night, I made a Tomato, Corn, Leek and Potato Gratin from Susie Middleton‘s newest book, Fresh from the Farm: A Year of Recipes and Stories. It caught my eye at the library while I was looking for something else, so I checked it out.
The book is part memoir about starting a market garden and part cookbook. I read it front to back, including most of the recipes, and loved it. So much so that when I had to return it to the library, I ordered a copy to add to my cookbook collection.
Susie has lots of recipes on her website, but I couldn’t find the one of I made last night. It consists of a base of sautéed leeks and corn topped with alternating layers of sliced tomatoes and sliced and parboiled sliced potatoes. The dish is finished with an herbed breadcrumb topping. (FYI, my photos do not do this dish justice.)
My version ended up being a bit dry because I used Roma tomatoes. They’re nice and meaty, but not juicy enough for a recipe like this. Next time I’ll try beefsteak tomatoes.
And this morning, the leftovers made a delicious side dish with a serving of scrambled eggs. In fact, it gave me an idea because Prudence Parker, the heroine Kiss at the Cove, is rather well-known for her breakfasts. If you’d like to find out what else Prudence is cooking up, check out the free preview on iBooks.
Until next time,