In this recipe, an herbed Comté and breadcrumb topping provides a crisp, cheesy counterpoint to juicy, sweet tomatoes. The result is as beautiful as it is delicious! Serve the gratin as a side dish with fish or grilled meat, or on its own with some crusty bread for mopping up those mouthwatering juices.
- Preheat the oven to 500°F. Coat a 9x13inch baking dish lightly with olive oil.
- In a small bowl, toss together the Comté, breadcrumbs, parsley, thyme, garlic and a pinch of salt and pepper.
- Layer the tomato slices in the baking dish, overlapping them slightly. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the Comté topping evenly over the tomatoes.
- Bake 10 minutes, or until the topping is light golden. Serve warm or at room temperature.
- Bon appétit!