Saturday, November 24, 2007

Zucchini Gratin

This is what we had in place of boring green bean casserole. It was a hit. I didn't even get a chance to take a picture of it.

Zucchini Gratin
2 Tbsp butter
5 medium zucchini, sliced crosswise
2 shallots, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
Course salt and pepper
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 cup panko bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan

Set oven to 450 degrees.

In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add zucchini, shallots and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until zucchini is crisp-tender.

Add cream and cook until thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove skillet from heat and stir in 1/2 cup panko and 1/4 cup Parmesan. Spoon mixture into a prepared 2 quart pan. Sprinkle with remaining panko and Parmesan, season with salt and pepper. Bake until top is golden, 8 to 10 minutes.

Rookie's Notes: The recipe originally calls for 1/2 zucchini, 1/2 yellow squash. I have only ever made it with all zucchini and it is just fine. When I made this for Thanksgiving, I tripled the recipe and it still was good. The zucchini wasn't expensive at all. I got 18 zucchinis for $7. Not bad... Also, panko bread crumbs are found in the Asian section of the grocery store. Panko is a little flakier and lighter than regular bread crumbs.


Mallory Gallery said...

I need pictures.

m. & m. said...

That's our sweet, visual sister, Mal-Roy.

m. & m. said...

And enough with the zuccini already.

Whit Ing said...

I love zucchini. And you should too. It is very good for you, Megan. And Mal, come to my house and I will show you a picture of it. A picture of you sitting at my table eating it.

Jodi Jean said...

dang you and your eating it all before taking pictures ... i wanna see it, it sounds so delicious.

im sure you're an amazing cook, it seems so from all these delicious recipes.

Janeen said...

It am going to try it out this weekend on the family. Sounds good. I'll let you know how it goes.

m. & m. said...

Isn't Janeen the coolest? But the more she talks about trying recipes the more I wish she lived nearby.

Janeen said...

Thanks for the compliment. I too wish that I lived close by still. We could make good food and play fun card games and laugh until our sides hurt!