Tian? What on earth is a tian? WELL it is french. (that makes it much more attractive already right?) First, it is the dish/pan that the french used to cook and serve from and it is also the dish prepared in it. Usually its a vegetable type dish, there can be any form of squash, eggplants, onion and my version- a sweet potato tian. With such great vegetables, and a creamy custard, it filling and satisfying just as the entree itself.
Take your veggies and slice them all equally thin, except for the sweet potato, I like to slice that a little bit thinner to ensure that it cooks thoroughly.
Pour the custard over, and bake. It reminded me a lot of this Farmers Casserole recipe that is also on the blog. It would make a great healthy breakfast!
Deliciously baked veggies with a creamy custard filling. Perfect as an entree or side dish!
- 1 zucchini
- 1 yellow squash
- 1 red onion
- 1 sweet potato
- 1-2 large tomatoes
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 cup cream
- 3 eggs
- about 10 basil leaves
- 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
- 1 tsp salt
- pepper to taste
Slice vegetables and layer in a pattern.
Chop garlic and basil.
In a separate bowl, add eggs and lightly beat. Stir in remaining ingredients and pour over vegetables in the pan.
Bake at 375 for about an hour, till vegetables are tender and custard is set.