Normally, gratins are layered horizontally so that the sliced vegetables lie flat in the dish. This recipe literally turns that on its side — the potatoes and artichokes are standing on their edges, so you get lots of crispy bits on top and a really fancy look that’s impressive on your holiday table.
This childhood favorite is so easy to make from scratch – no need to use a canned soup as a starter. We make ours with fresh chopped vegetables and a simple base of flour, broth and cream. And the dough? We skip it and use packaged phyllo dough instead; simply scrunch it and brush it with oil before baking.