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

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Stage 1 - 5 min.
Courgettes (zuchinis)
Preheat your oven to 392°F or 200°C.

Wash and brush 3 courgettes, trim off ends.

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

Stage 3 - 1 min.
Courgettes (zuchinis)
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 " href="/lexique.php?id=40" target="_blank">en chemise.

Cook one minute.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
Courgettes (zuchinis)
Tip in courgette slices and stir well.

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

Stage 5 - 10 min.
Courgettes (zuchinis)
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)
Remove and discard herbs and garlic, then pour courgettes into a strainer, and leave to drain.

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

Stage 8 - 1 min.
Courgettes (zuchinis)
Butter an oven-proof dish.

Stage 9 - 3 min.
Courgettes (zuchinis)
Put half the courgettes in the dish in an even layer.

Spread half the cheese-cream mixture over.

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

Stage 11 - 30 min.
Courgettes (zuchinis)
Put in the oven for about 20 to 30 minutes...

Stage 12
Courgettes (zuchinis)
... 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.
Home made.
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).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk
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  • For 6 people : 6.25 €
  • Per person : 1.04 €

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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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