Zucchini Gratin

by Charlie Rioux on January 16, 2011

Good evening!

I used to hate zucchini. I thought they were disgusting. Proof that you can learn to love a food you hate: I made a zucchini gratin. With lots and lots of zucchini.
This story goes for sweet potatoes too. Yes, one upon a time, I hated sweet potatoes. Can’t believe it was me…

Zucchini Gratin

Adaptation of “Gratin de courgettes”, La cuisine des filles, Fleurus

Ingredients:

  • 5 zucchinis, sliced
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup 15% country style cream
  • 1 1/3 cup finely grated Gruyere
  • Salt, pepper

Directions: Preheat oven to 400°F. Steam the zucchinis for 5-7 minutes. Transfer to a clean towel. Grease a 9″x13″ baking dish.
In a bowl, whisk together the egg and the cream. Add the Gruyere and mix with a spoon, then add the zucchini and toss. Pour in the baking dish and place the zucchini slices into an even layer. Grate 1-2 tbsp Gruyere on top and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 45 minutes, or until golden.

Serves 6

This meal was absolutely delicious. I’m sure you can make any zucchini hater eat this and ask for more!
Don’t be scared by the cream: 1 serving has only 1/6 cup of cream and practically a whole zucchini ;-). And it is so easy to make! Less than 15 minutes… then you can do something else while it bakes.

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Veronica Gantley January 16, 2011 at 11:53 AM

That sounds so good on a cold day like today.

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Tiffany January 16, 2011 at 12:38 PM

Looks delish! I can't believe you used to hate sweet potatoes! I used to hate bell peppers… Now I can't live without them :D

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Kate @ Diethood.com January 16, 2011 at 2:55 PM

I love this! I could definitely have the entire pan. Looks delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe – we are huge zucchini fans! I grow it in my veggie garden. :)

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Scarletta @ Scarletta Bakes January 16, 2011 at 6:31 PM

This looks so wonderful. I love cooking with zucchini and have to try this preparation – I really like your use of Gruyere. Thanks!!

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Elisabeth January 17, 2011 at 5:38 PM

Charlie-That is one healthy, and beautiful yummy zucchini gratin. Love the method of preparation, and photo, as well!

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fashionfitnessfoodie January 18, 2011 at 3:11 AM

OMG. Love this. I just bought a huge thing of zucchini from TJ today!

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Gwenevere May 3, 2011 at 8:32 AM

Well this looks easy enough…(but I don't know what 15% country style cream is) I'm not sure if that is something I should be embarrassed about or not, but I was hoping you could clue me in. :)

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Charlie @ SweetSaltySpicy May 3, 2011 at 5:10 PM

@Gwenevere It is thick 15% m.f. cream!

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