Italian style gratin

Step by step recipe:

  1. 5 min.Italian style gratin : Photo of step #1
  2. 2 min.Italian style gratin : Photo of step #2
    Pour 4 tablespoons olive oil into a large saucepan on medium heat.

    When hot, add the onions and cook for 2 minutes without colouring. Salt and pepper.
  3. 7 min.Italian style gratin : Photo of step #3
    Add the minced beef and cook, stirring from time to time.

    Set aside.
  4. 7 min.Italian style gratin : Photo of step #4
    Prepare 300 g courgette and slice into thin rounds.
  5. 5 min.Italian style gratin : Photo of step #5
    Pour 2 tablespoons olive oil into a large saucepan on medium heat.

    When hot, add the courgettes and cook for 5 minutes, then salt and pepper.

    Set aside.
  6. 4 min.Italian style gratin : Photo of step #6
    Prepare 2 tomatoes (while it is not essential to peel them, it is better), slice and fry in 2 tablespoons olive oil, then salt and pepper on both sides.
  7. 3 min.Italian style gratin : Photo of step #7
    Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

    Begin assembling the gratin: use a buttered gratin dish and spread the sautéed courgettes in the bottom.
  8. 3 min.Italian style gratin : Photo of step #8
    Cover with a layer of minced beef.
  9. 3 min.Italian style gratin : Photo of step #9
    Cover with a layer of bechamel.
  10. 3 min.Italian style gratin : Photo of step #10
    Then add the tomatoes.
  11. 3 min.Italian style gratin : Photo of step #11
    Then a final layer of meat.
  12. 3 min.Italian style gratin : Photo of step #12
    Finish with another layer of bechamel and the grated cheese.
  13. 20 min.Italian style gratin : Photo of step #13
    Cook in the oven until the top is nicely browned.

Remarks:

For the cheese topping, I prefer Comté, but use whatever you like. Of course, Parmesan would be more Italian.

Source:

Home made.

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