Wednesday, July 30, 2008

ZUCCHINI GRATIN

Here is a great recipe for all those zucchini that are now in abundance. It is definitely not a healthful dish, but it is delicious and a great way to get kids to eat it.
You will need:

2Tbsp EVOO
1Tbsp minced garlic (more or less depending on your tastes)
5 medium zucchini sliced 1/4 inch thick
salt and freshly ground pepper

1C heavy cream
1C grated mozzarella Cheese
1C grated Fontina Cheese
1/4C grated Romano
2Tbsp chopped fresh oregano
1Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1C plain dried bread crumbs ( I used Panko)
2Tbsp unsalted butter

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Combine the fresh herbs with the bread crumbs and set aside.

Coat the bottom of a 9X13 baking pan with EVOO. Distribute the minced garlic over the bottom of the pan. Arrange zucchini slices on he bottom of the dish, season with salt and pepper. Evenly pour 1/3 C of the heavy cream and sprinkle 1/3C of the mozzarella, 1/3C Fontina, 2Tbsp of Romano. Sprinkle with 1/3C of the bread crumbs. Repeat layers ending with bread crumbs.
Cut the 2Tbs unsalted butter into 1/2 inch cubes and sprinkle over the top of the dish. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil place the baking dish on top and bake for 40-50 min. until bubbling and the top is golden brown.


One of the dishes we learned from Cris Mcone's cooking class at Sac. Natural Food.

_Eileen_

2 comments:

Explore SACRAMENTO .com said...

I've bookmarked this one... my mom keeps giving us tons of zucchini & we only have one recipe - grilled rosemary & lemon chicken & zucchini skewers.

Melly/Melody/or Mel said...

Great recipe!! I will try it. Someone left a bunch of zukes on my doorstep.

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