I LOVE Potato Gratin, but hate the unhealthy nature of it (I mean, we don't really need all that butter, cream and cheese, right?). This recipe is a modification of our Grand Master, Julia Child, and combines Herbs de Provence with tomatoes and a minuscule amount of cheese (which you could leave out if so inclined) to make a healthy side dish that may become the star of your meal. I'd encourage you to use a Cuisinart Food Processor to make your lives so much easier on this this one!
Notes include suggested modifications for Vegans.
Total Time - 1 1/2 hours (including cooking)
As Julia used to say, Bon Appétit! Or as they say in my country... Buen Provecho!
Notes: For Vegans, you can omit cheese and replace anchovies with capers (about 1/3 cup, mashed).