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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Zucchini Gratin

I got the idea for these from Finding Joy in My Kitchen.  I enjoy SnoWhite's site so much!  Every time I'm on her site, my mouth waters :)  So many of her dishes look incredibly delicious!  If you haven't stopped by, make sure to check it out.  I wanted to make these little melts, but wanted a little crunch to go a along with the cheesy goodness.  So this is what I came up with.  Sno's are much more cheesier then mine and mine also sat under the broiler a little too long, so they are a bit browner then I would have liked, but I was extremely happy with the outcome.  A great new way to enjoy the zucchini we love so much!

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Zucchini Gratin
Adapted from Finding Joy in My Kitchen
Printable Recipe 
2-3 zucchini (depends on how big the zucchini and how many you are feeding), cut into rounds
panko bread crumbs (I used 1/4 cup)
garlic salt
shredded mozzarella cheese (depends on how cheesy you want it..I used 1/2 cup)
1 small Roma tomato, diced

Lightly toast the panko bread crumbs in a small non-stick skillet with a little olive oil, until just starting to brown.  Season with garlic salt and pepper.

Preheat oven to 350.  Place the zucchini rounds in a single layer in a shallow baking dish sprayed with non-stick spray.  Season with salt and pepper.  Top with shredded cheese, then the tomatoes, and then the bread crumbs.  Bake for 5-8 minutes.  Once the cheese had melted and the zucchini is cooked to your liking, you can turn the broiler on to finish browning the bread crumbs.  Remove from oven and enjoy!


Cranberry Morning said...

Boy, would I like a couple of those right now, for breakfast! And I don't think they look too brown at all. They look delicious! I wonder if my zucchini in the garden are too big to use now. If they're 4" in diameter, are they inedible?

Jewels said...

Ooh, that looks yummy! Another great recipe I can't wait to try. Thank you!

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

Dude. That looks so good!! Crispy cheesey goodness right there. I bet even zuke hating 3 yr olds would chow on that. Me thinks it will be landing on my table sometime soon! Another home run Jenn (and thanks to you too, SnoWhite!)

StephenC said...

Ok, so they may be a tiny, tiny bit dark, but I'll bet the crunch factor came through loud and clear. I almost made my panko coated zucchini rounds the other day, but instead we had salad.

Cheeseboy said...

We folks in Utah call this "funeral zuchini" as it is a common food staple at funerals here.

Cheeseboy loves cheese.

Chris said...

I have a cooking challenge for today that includes zucchini and was thinking of making fritters like this. Yours look like they turned out good. How was the texture?

Chef Dennis said...

Jenn, your gratin looks delicious!! The tomato and cheese compliment the zucchini perfectly!! I don;t think its too dark at all!

Jane @ Going Jane said...

I've never tried zucchini like this, Jenn. It looks fab as usual!

SnoWhite said...

Delightful! Wow!! I love the added crunch -- yum.

Thanks for the sweet words about my blog; they are so encouraging.