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Friday, September 14, 2012

Zucchini Slice


This is one of my mum's recipes, from her hand written cookbook that I now have. I have no idea where this recipe originally came from, but even so, I adapted it a little. Her recipe added 1/3 cup oil, but I think it's fine without it. There is enough fat from the bacon, cheese and eggs. If you feel the need, add it.

It's quite surprising how simple this recipe is, yet so tasty - you can taste everything. Bacon. Onion. Egg. Cheese. You can kind of taste the zucchini, but it's not too much. Zucchini barely tastes of anything on it's own anyway, it's one of those vegetables that loves to absorb the flavours of everything around it.

Maybe this is one of those dishes I can feed to my kids, and sneak in some vegetables...

I love to eat this (yes, almost the whole pan) for breakfast, then some for brunch, a slice for lunch and then whatever is left warmed up for dinner. It is super simple and quick to put together, yet you will have everyone raving. Serve it with a crisp salad, some crusty fresh bread and you have a meal.

Zucchini Slice
Makes one 8 x 8 pan

4 green zucchini, shredded
1 onion, minced
3 slices bacon, rind removed, sliced and cooked
1 & 1/2 cups cheddar cheese (I used 2 YO cheddar)
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
5 eggs, lightly beaten

Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease and line an 8x8 pan.

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well. Pour / spread into prepared pan, bake for 45 - 50 minutes, until top is golden and middle has set.

Enjoy!

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  2. Looks Very Tasty and My Husband Loves Egg Dishes! I'm going to try it! Thanks!

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  3. What is the best way to eat this ... warm, cold or either way. Thanks in advance.

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    1. You can eat it either way. It's delicious and I often used to pack school lunches with it and my children loved it. It's such a versatile recipe and you can add anything else you want. I sometimes use bacon pieces or you can put cooked chicken chopped up in the mix, or cut small tomatoes in half and lay them over the top or do slices on the top.

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  4. This is delicious and have made it several times. I quite like to make it with leek and not onion ๐Ÿ˜Š.

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  5. This is delicious and have made it several times. I quite like to make it with leek and not onion ๐Ÿ˜Š.

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  6. Any other options other than flour? A coconut flower or arrowroot maybe? I can't use flour

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  7. do you know about how many cups of zucchini that would be? Zucchini comes in all sizes and I have a lot frozen, so was curious.

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  8. I think a medium size zucchini would give you 2 to 3 cups grated.

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  9. Try adding grated carrot, some corn and peas. I sometimes put some homemade sourdough crumbs mixed with some cheese and pieces of butter on the top. Some paprika on the top is great too.

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