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Winter Vegetable Croustade Au Gratin

Winter Vegetable Croustade Au Gratin
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Ingredients

2
Tbsp (30 mL) butter
1
onion, chopped
2
clove garlic, chopped
4
cup (1 L) your choice of winter vegetables (carrots, turnips, rutabaga, celeriac, parsnips, potatoes, sweet potatoes, etc.), peeled and cut in 1 inch sticks or diced
1
tsp (5 mL) fennel seeds
2
cup (500 mL) Canadian Old Cheddar, shredded
2
Tbsp (30 mL) butter, melted
2
slices of whole wheat bread, crumbled or diced
3
Tbsp (45 mL) chopped fresh parsley
Salt and freshly ground pepper
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Directions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).

Step 2

In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Cook onion, garlic, vegetables and fennel seeds for 3 to 5 minutes or until onions and garlic are golden. Salt and pepper to taste and transfer to an ovenproof dish.

Step 3

In a bowl, combine cheese, melted butter, breadcrumbs and parsley. Salt and pepper to taste.

Step 4

Top vegetables evenly with cheese mixture. Bake 15 minutes or until vegetables are soft and cheese topping is golden and crusty.

Step 5

Note: The croustade may be prepared ahead and baked or reheated just before serving.

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