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