Serves 4

                This delicious casserole can be served at any meal, including brunch, and makes a wonderful potluck offering.  You can use almost any kind of potato (I like Yukon Golds), and either fresh or canned tomatoes.   TIP: The easiest and fastest way to slice the potatoes is with a manual mandoline slicer.


1 1/2 lbs. potatoes, thinly sliced

2-4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

3/4 lb. fresh ripe plum tomatoes, thinly sliced

                OR a 14 oz. can plum tomatoes or diced tomatoes, drained

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1/4 cup vegan parmesan substitute

salt and freshly-ground black pepper


                Oil a 10" glass or ceramic baking dish or pie plate with olive oil.  If you are using the canned tomatoes, break them up with your hands.

                Preheat the oven to 350ºF.

                Place one layer of potatoes (about 1/3 of them) in the dish.  Salt and pepper them; add 1/3 of the tomatoes, half of the garlic, and sprinkle on 1 tablespoon of the vegan parmesan.  Drizzle with 1/2 tablespoon olive oil.  Repeat the layering, then add the last layer of potatoes, salt and pepper, tomatoes, and sprinkle the top with 2 tablespoon of vegan parmesan and drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.  Cover the dish and bake for about 1 hour.  Uncover the dish and bake 15 minutes more, or until the potatoes are tender and the top is golden.  Serve hot.