Butternut Squash is an amazing food. I know I've told you this before but I can't seem to get over how good they taste. The butternut squash recipes I've shared with you so far are B-nut squash fries and B-nut bread.
I love those recipes but this time I have truly captured the magic of the B-nut squash. Butternut Squash and Potato Au Gratin 1 small butternut squash 5 Yukon gold potatoes 1 medium red onion 3 large cloves of garlic
Sauce 16 ounces chicken stock 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 cup whipping cream 1 tbsp french thyme 1 1/2 tbsp kosher salt 1 tbsp freshly ground black pepper 1 cup provolone cheese
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Peel and deseed the squash. Wash the potatoes. Remove skin from the onion and garlic cloves. Thinly slice the squash, potatoes, onion and garlic.
Whisk the sauce ingredients together.
Oil a deep 10 inch baking dish. Start layering the Au gratin ingredients: potatoes, garlic slices, onion, sauce, squash, cheese. Repeat for 2-3 layers. Cook at 375 degrees for about 40 minutes. Remove from oven, cover with tin foil and let sit for at least 10 minutes.
Food is so intriguing. I’ve always loved to cook whether it’s casual and simple or complicated and elegant. After living in the Midwestern United States all my life I find myself jumping between All-American foods and foods from other cultures. There is definitely a sense of comfort with cooking and enjoying food that I’ve grown up with.
I have a voracious curiosity to learn about all cultures, especially the Middle East/Mediterranean, Indian, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Thai foods. I’ve learned that a simple curry dish or an Asian dumpling can transform your mood and be just as much of a comfort food as the foods you’ve known you’re whole life.
It is fascinating to me how each culture has such a diversity of ingredients, and when used with different combinations and cooking techniques you can easily transform the same few ingredients into a multitude of dishes. The unfamiliar, the diverse ingredients and techniques, can be intimidating to many people. I’ve created this blog to chronicle and share my explorations in the kitchen so that hopefully you will want to start experimenting in your kitchen.