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.
438,691 11.9/5 for 87 ratings
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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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Stage 1 - 5 min.
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Preheat your oven to 392°F or 200°C.

Wash and brush 3 courgettes, trim off ends.

Stage 2 - 10 min.
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Cut courgette into fairly thin slices (if possible using a mandoline).

Stage 3 - 1 min.
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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.
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Tip in courgette slices and stir well.

Do not salt, because this will draw out the courgette juices.

Stage 5 - 10 min.
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Cook for about 10 minutes, until slices are lightly browned.

salt and pepper, mix well, and cook another minute.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
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Remove and discard herbs and garlic, then pour courgettes into a strainer, and leave to drain.

Stage 7 - 10 min.
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Prepare gratin mixture by mixing 250 ml cream with 1100 g Comté cheese, salt and pepper.

Stage 8 - 1 min.
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Butter an oven-proof dish.

Stage 9 - 3 min.
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Put half the courgettes in the dish in an even layer.

Spread half the cheese-cream mixture over.

Stage 10 - 3 min.
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Add remaining courgettes in a second layer, and add the rest of the cheese-cream mixture.

Stage 11 - 30 min.
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Put in the oven for about 20 to 30 minutes...

Stage 12
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... 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

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,911 Kcal or 8,001 Kj39 gr17 gr188 gr
96 %15 %2 %28 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
162 Kcal or 678 Kj3 gr1 gr16 gr
8 %1 %<1 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
318 Kcal or 1,331 Kj6 gr3 gr31 gr
16 %2 %<1 %5 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Home made.

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This recipe uses (among others)
CreamCream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Gratin Dauphinois, Nanou's tuna tart, Mirlitons, Cherry clafoutis, Potimarron (Japanese chestnut pumpkin) purée, ... All
Comté cheeseComté cheese: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Montlebon toast, Potato gratin, Cubed salad, Salmon and spinach quiche, Turmeric risotto, ... All
Olive oilOlive oil: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Broad bean salad with Parmesan, Pizza dough, Cod loin with saffron, Pan bagnat, Four-tier glasses, ... All
CourgetteCourgette: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Tagliatelle and courgette spaghetti, carbonara style, Quick courgette soup with cheese, Vegetable tartare, Tomato and courgette tart, Italian style gratin, ... All

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