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Courgettes (zuchinis)

Courgettes (zuchinis)

A classic gratin, but with the courgettes cooked separately to prevent too much juice being released during the oven cooking, and so make a dish that is barely moist.

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Last modified on: October 13th 2010

For 6 people, you will need:

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
39 min.41 min.1 hour 20 min.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
5 min.
Courgettes (zuchinis)  : Photo of step #1 Preheat your oven to 392°F or 200°C.

Wash and brush 3 courgettes, trim off ends.
Stage 2
10 min.
Courgettes (zuchinis)  : Photo of step #2 Cut courgette into fairly thin slices (if possible using a mandoline).
Stage 3
1 min.
Courgettes (zuchinis)  : Photo of step #3 Heat 4 tablespoons olive oil in a large pan over medium heat, then add 1 bayleaf, 1 sprig thyme and 1 sprig rosemary, 2 leaves sage and 2 cloves garlic en chemise.

Cook one minute.
Stage 4
2 min.
Courgettes (zuchinis)  : Photo of step #4 Tip in courgette slices and stir well.

Do not salt, because this will draw out the courgette juices.
Stage 5
10 min.
Courgettes (zuchinis)  : Photo of step #5 Cook for about 10 minutes, until slices are lightly browned.

salt and pepper, mix well, and cook another minute.
Stage 6
5 min.
Courgettes (zuchinis)  : Photo of step #6 Remove and discard herbs and garlic, then pour courgettes into a strainer, and leave to drain.
Stage 7
10 min.
Courgettes (zuchinis)  : Photo of step #7 Prepare gratin mixture by mixing 250 ml cream with 1100 g Comté cheese, salt and pepper.
Stage 8
1 min.
Courgettes (zuchinis)  : Photo of step #8 Butter an oven-proof dish.
Stage 9
3 min.
Courgettes (zuchinis)  : Photo of step #9 Put half the courgettes in the dish in an even layer.

Spread half the cheese-cream mixture over.
Stage 10
3 min.
Courgettes (zuchinis)  : Photo of step #10 Add remaining courgettes in a second layer, and add the rest of the cheese-cream mixture.
Stage 11
30 min.
Courgettes (zuchinis)  : Photo of step #11 Put in the oven for about 20 to 30 minutes...
Stage 12
Courgettes (zuchinis)  : Photo of step #12 ... until top is golden brown.

Remarks

If you don't have all the herbs specified for the recipe, it doesn't matter, just use what you have.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 6 people : 6.25 €
Per person : 1.04 €

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Source: Home made.
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  • Very easy, very good. Thanks! Sauteeing the herbs & garlic gave it a nice, subtle flavor. Cooking then draining really helped reduce the water. I used yellow squash from garden in honor of the maille jaune. Vive le Tour!
    Posted by Karen july 24th 2009 at 11:39 (n° 1)

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