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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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39 min.41 min.1 hour 20 min.
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1 Courgettes (zuchinis)  : Photo of step #1Preheat your oven to 392°F or 200°C.

Wash and brush 3 courgettes, trim off ends.
5 min.
2 Courgettes (zuchinis)  : Photo of step #2Cut courgette into fairly thin slices (if possible using a mandoline). 10 min.
3 Courgettes (zuchinis)  : Photo of step #3Heat 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.
1 min.
4 Courgettes (zuchinis)  : Photo of step #4Tip in courgette slices and stir well.

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

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

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


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

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
191139 gr17 gr188 gr
96 %15 %2 %28 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
1623 gr1 gr16 gr
8 %1 %<1 %2 %
Per person
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
3186 gr2 gr31 gr
16 %2 %<1 %5 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

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For 6 people : 6.25 €
Per person : 1.04 €

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