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Courgettes Au Gratin    Veg  HT  ACC  50mins


Serves 4     Hot   Vegetarian Vegetables  Accompaniment  



1kg/2lb Courgettes, (Zucchini) sliced

Salt and Pepper

25g/1oz Butter

1 Onion, chopped

2 eggs

6 tbsp Soured Cream

75g/3oz Cheddar Cheese, grated

2 tbsp Fresh White Breadcrumbs




1. Place the sliced courgettes in a saucepan and pour in enough water to  cover. Add a pinch of salt. Bring the water quickly to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for about 5 minutes until tender but still firm. Drain thoroughly and mash well or put in food processor and process to a coarse puree. Heat the oven to 170C, 325F, Gas mark 3.


2. Melt the butter in a frying-pan over medium heat, add the onion and fry until transparent. Add the fried onion to the courgette puree, together with the eggs, soured cream and 3 tbsp of the grated cheese. Blend again until thoroughly mixed, and season generously with salt and freshly ground black pepper.


3. Sprinkle 3 tbsp of the remaining cheese over the base of a shallow, flameproof dish. Pour in the courgette mixture. Combine the breadcrumbs with the rest of the cheese and sprinkle evenly over the surface of the puree.


4. Bake in the oven for about 40 minutes, or until set. Serve immediately.


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Chop to To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.

Slice to -  To cut food, such as bread, meat, fish or vegetables, into flat pieces of varying thickness.

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