Vegetarian Cucumber Gratin
2 Tbs. unsalted butter
3 pieces Cucumber, peeled, halved, seeded, and cut into 2- x 1/2-inch strips (4 cups)
1/8 tsp. sugar
1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
2 tsp. chopped fresh tarragon
1 tsp. coarsely chopped fresh dill
1 tsp Lemon zest, grated
1/3 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
¾ tbsp Salt
Preheat the oven to 375°F. Add butter in a saucepan over medium heat until it's melted. Cook for 3 minutes, or until beginning to brown.
Toss sliced cucumbers in a rectangular cake pan with 1 Tbs. brown butter, salt, and sugar. Bake for about 25 minutes.
Remove the dish from the oven, and preheat the broiler. Add chives, tarragon, dill, and lemon zest to cucumbers, and toss to coat. Season with pepper, if desired.
Stir together breadcrumbs, Parmesan, and remaining 1 Tbs. brown butter in a bowl. Sprinkle breadcrumb mixture over cucumbers. Broil for 2 minutes, or until crumbs are golden brown.
Serve and enjoy!
Inspired by Vegetariantimes