March 29, 2012

Meatless Meal - Two Potato Gratin

If you're looking for a meatless meal to cook tomorrow for Lent, here's a delicious, healthy, cheap, and easy recipe (all my favorite things!).  It's from a recipe book called Moosewood Restaurant Simple Suppers that my husband got me when we were dating.
2 eggs
1.5 cups grated sweet potatoes
1.5 cups grated white potatoes
1/2 cup chopped scallions
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (however the recipe actually calls for dilled Havarti)
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1. Beat egg in a large bowl.  Add potatoes, flour, scallions, salt, pepper, and half the cheese.  Mix it well.
2. In a large (10-12 inches) skillet that can go in the oven, heat the oil and butter on medium-high heat.
3. Add the potato mixture into the skillet and spread it out evenly.  Change the heat to medium low and let it cook until the bottom is lightly browned, about 10-12 minutes. Do not stir the mixture.

4. While it's cooking, preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
5. Put the skillet in the oven for 15 minutes or until the top is golden.
6. Add the rest of the cheese on top and bake for about 5 minutes until it's melted.  
7. Cut it into wedges and serve it hot. Enjoy! We topped them with fat free sour cream and more scallions.  The recipe book recommends eating it with green salad and baked apples.  


  1. This sounds AWESOME! I love potato pancakes, but they involve so much time and work. This sounds much easier!
    I look forward to reading more of your meatless recipes! I'm not a vegetarian myself, but we don't eat meat on Fridays all year, and I'm not much of a meat-eater so I really enjoy vegetarian food. Plus, it's usually inexpensive.
    I have a butternut squash soup recipe from one of those Moosewood cookbooks (I don't have the book, I got it secondhand), and it's awesome! I'm so excited to have another Moosewood recipe now.

    1. Hope you enjoy it if you make it! The only hard part is shredding the potatoes. I'll have to try the butternut squash soup, that sounds really good!