Have you tried tomatillos? These vegetables look like tiny green tomatoes and have a sweet and tangy flavor. Most often found in salsa verde, I've discovered they add flavor to a variety of dishes. This recipe involves a lot of thinly sliced vegetables and is much easier with a mandolin. For the hot sauce, I used a poblano hotsauce from Co-Op Sauce.
Tomatillo Potato Gratin
4 tomatillos, husks removed and thinly sliced
2 potatoes, thinly sliced
4 ounces cheddar cheeses, shredded
1 jalapeno, cut into rounds
1/2 of an onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup of hot sauce (or less, if you prefer a milder dish)
Salt and pepper
1 tablespoon butter
1. Layer potatoes, tomatillos, onions, jalapeno, and cheddar cheese. Lightly sprinkle with salt, pepper, and hot sauce.
2. Repeat layering until potatoes, tomatillos, and onions are used up.
3. Top with a bit more cheese, hot sauce, and jalapenos. Dot with butter.
4. Bake at 400 degrees for 60-70 minutes.