A good friend of mine that I lived with for 4 years during University was the Queen of Zucchini Slice. It was always a winner of a dinner. Rhyme intended.
Tonight I made Zucchini Slice for the first time myself. It is pretty simple, quick to prepare and minimal mess. Also, most of the ingredients you might have in the fridge and therefore minimal additions need to be made.
The recipe I chose to adapt was one by Donna Hay. The amount of wet and dry ingredients in this one allows for some room to move with adaptations. Take a look at the end of the recipe to see some of my suggestions.
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 brown onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 4 rashers lean bacon, all rind removed and chopped into pieces
- 2 large zucchini, grated (usually around 450-500gm)
- 100gm goats cheese, crumbled
- 100gm ricotta, crumbled
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan
- 3 tbsp chopped chives
- 6 eggs
- 3/4 cup self-raising flour
- Preheat oven to 180°C and line a 20cm x 30cm tin with baking paper
- Heat olive oil over a medium heat in a large non-stick fry pan
- Add onion, garlic and bacon to the fry pan and cook for 5 minutes or until golden
- Combine grated zucchini, goats cheese, ricotta, parmesan and chives together in a large bowl
- Stir in the garlic, onion and bacon mix to combine
- Add eggs and flour to the above mixture and stir through whilst slowly adding the flour
- Once combined pour into the baking tin and bake for 40 minutes, or until golden and cooked through
- Cut into slices to serve
Serves 6-8 people
Serve with side salad or mixed vegetable. It is also rather delicious with a spicy chutney or pickle.
Further changes that can be made to the above recipe:
- Use feta, parmesan and cheddar cheese to reduce cost of cheese ingredients
- Omit bacon to make a vegetarian zucchini slice
- Add chili to the sauté mix to add some spice
- Add mushy green peas or beans to increase variety of vegetables
- Use self-raising gluten free flour instead of self-raising plain flour to make the recipe gluten free
- Add thyme instead of chives for a different flavour
- Use pancetta instead of bacon
I hope you enjoy this recipe. It is just delicious fresh out of the oven or for left overs.
Let me know what you think. Always room for comments!