Tomato, Potato, & Leek Gratin with Eggs

Last week I spent a few days in Atlanta with Tuttorosso Tomatoes, some amazingly talented bloggers and authors, and chef Hugh Acheson. It was wonderful and SO delicious! Hugh made a Potato Leek Gratin that was really just a perfect dish. I decided I must recreate a dish with my little spin on it for you. 

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A little love to all the wonderful ladies I met! Hi Julie, Andie, and Paula (pictured)– and the rest of the gang! And a big thanks to Tuttorosso tomatoes for hosting!


 

Now, I took some of Hugh’s gratin recipe and turned it into my own. My new obsession: LEEKS. And they’re so in season right now. So go, go, go buy those leaks. They are kind of like onions but more mild. I love the flavor. I also ditched the cream because dairy, and added eggs because protein. What I also love is you can play around with herbs. What you love and/or what you have on hand. Basil or parsley would be wonderful in this.

This dish would make a perfect breakfast anytime. It’s easy to whip up and impressive enough for weekend guests! 

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Do you ever cook with leeks?!

Tomato, Potato, & Leek Gratin with Eggs

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 40 min Total Time 0:50

Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°
  • In a skillet heat oil and cook leeks for 8-10 minutes, until sweating and cooked down- remove and set aside
  • Using a mandoline or just a knife, slice potatoes or sweet potatoes thin (1/8 inch thick)
  • Transfer to a bowl and toss with olive oil, salt and pepper
  • Drain tomatoes leaving 1/2 of the sauce in the can
  • Roughly chop tomatoes and place in a small saucepan
  • Heat for 5 minutes then turn off heat, sprinkle with additional 1/2 teaspoon sea salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • In a cast-iron pan, pie plate, or casserole dish, begin layering
  • Layer with 1/3 of the potato slices, in a circle until cover
  • Cover potatoes with leeks, then spread a 1/3 of the tomato mixture over that
  • Repeat until your dish is filled
  • Add 1/2 of the optional parmesan cheese and sprinkle the paprika on top, bake for 35 minutes
  • Remove from the oven, crack eggs on top, add additional other 1/2 of the parmesan cheese
  • Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until cheese is bubbling and top is golden
  • Garnish with any additional herbs of choice, sprinkle of paprika, and serve hot
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