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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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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

% 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).

Source

Home made.

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