Gratins are a Godsend to lazy cooks, busy people and those on a budget! You just layer everything and whack it in the oven to take care of itself. Job done. It's one of the best recipes if you are cooking for a group.
Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5.
Place the carrots in the bottom of a medium-sized baking dish. Add the butter and a sprinkle of the garlic.
Sprinkle over some of the grated Emmental.
Layer the swede on top and add a couple more knobs of butter, and a little more garlic.
Repeat with the parsnips, some more butter and garlic, finish with a layer of potato and sprinkle over the remaining cheese.
Mix together the milk, cream and egg, and pour evenly over the vegetables.
Top with the breadcrumbs and bake in the oven for 45 minutes.
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