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valr

  • Joined Apr 2010
  • Brightons nr Falkirk
Courgette recipes?
« on: July 07, 2010, 09:38:27 pm »
I love courgettes but am looking for ideas as to what to do with them!?

Sharondp

  • Joined Jun 2009
Re: Courgette recipes?
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2010, 11:20:38 pm »
Zucchini Slice (COurgette Loaf)

2 large zucchini (approx. 300g) grated
1 med carrot, grated
1 onion finely chopped
3 bacon rashers chopped (i usually use more but we are greedy like that)
1 cup grated cheese
1c self raising flour
1/2c oil
5 eggs
salt and pepper to taste

preheat oven to 180C
microwave or lightly fry onion and bacon for 1 min
combine zucchini, carrot, cheese, bacon and onion
sift flour, add oil and lightly beaten eggs
season with salt and pepper
pour into well greased pie or quiche dish (i just use spray oil)
bake 40 min at 180C

if top starts to brown too much, cover in tin foil and continue cooking (i have never needed to do this though).usually it just puffs up beautifully and golden.

ENJOY! (we have with salad

valr

  • Joined Apr 2010
  • Brightons nr Falkirk
Re: Courgette recipes?
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2010, 11:29:17 pm »
Sounds great, thanks! I am always bit nervous when it says " a cup" though - what does that mean? I have cups in lots of different sizes!  :-\

lazybee

  • Joined Mar 2010
Re: Courgette recipes?
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2010, 06:37:06 am »
I cut them through their length, paint them with some olive oil, put salt and pepper on the flat side, barbecue them. Then when their almost cooked cover the flat side with grated cheese, wait until the cheese has melted. :yum: Or roast them with other veggies, tomatoes, aubergines, shallots, some olive oil and tomato pure' and a couple of rosemary sticks :yum: :yum:

dizzy1pig

  • Joined Jan 2010
  • Leuchars, Fife
Re: Courgette recipes?
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2010, 07:16:41 am »
courgette and dolcelatta soup.
great in oven omellett............to early spelling pants

got lots of wee araucana babies yesterday think up to 14 now
 :chook: :chook: :chook: :wave:

Sharondp

  • Joined Jun 2009
Re: Courgette recipes?
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2010, 05:56:40 pm »
Cup = 8oz

Agree - lovely roasted.
I also grate mine into shepherds pie, also put some chunks into meat chilli, and loads into veggie chilli!

valr

  • Joined Apr 2010
  • Brightons nr Falkirk
Re: Courgette recipes?
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2010, 08:05:24 pm »
Nicky! Too many!
Thanks Sharon - mixing in with mince sounds like a good way of sneaking veggies into my son who says he hates most of them!

Sharondp

  • Joined Jun 2009
Re: Courgette recipes?
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2010, 05:46:18 pm »
It's how I get my boys to eat them - grated courgettes & carrots in shepherds pie!

suziequeue

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Llanidloes; Powys
Re: Courgette recipes?
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2010, 05:52:43 pm »
Courgette and cheese souffle

This is dead easy and never fails - especially if you have your own eggs as the white is stronger and supports the other ingredients. I usually make it in individual bowls (cereal bowls are fine).

It's from Delia Smith's "One is Fun" book. I double up the recipe and then cook it in two separate bowls. Not sure how it would go in one big dish. Its REALLY DELICIOUS

Anyway........ this recipe is for the single one but it doubles up fine.

175g courgettes
1 large egg separated PLUS 1 extra egg white
40g butter
1 rounded dessertspoon of flour
55ml milk
1 dessertspoon finely chopped parsley
1 dessertspoon finely chopped chives or spring onion
10g Gruyere or cheddar cheese - grated
freshly grated nutmeg
pinch cayenne
1 dessertspoon grated parmesan

Pre-heat oven to 400F, 200C or Gas mark 6 and place a roasting tin filled with 1 inch of water in the centre of the oven while it is heating


First cut the courgettes into four lengthways then slice them thinly.
Melt the butter in a medium sized saucepan and cook the courgette pieces gently in it, seasoning with slat and pepper.
Put the lid on the pan and let them sweat and cook in their own juice.
Stir every now and again for about 8 minutes
When ready, stir in the flour to soak up all the buttery juices
Gradually add the milk bit by bit until the mixture is smooth
Remove pan form heat and stir in egg yolk, parsley, chives, grated cheese, good grating of nutmeg and pinch of cayenne.
Transfer mixture to mixing bowl
In a separate bowl, whisk egg whites to soft peak stage
Carefully fold them into the courgette mixture a third at a time
Tip the whole lot into a souffle dish, sprinkle parmesan in top and roast in a tim continaing some hot water for 30 - 35 minutes.
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Wizard

  • Joined Nov 2009
  • North East Lincolnshire
Re: Courgette recipes?
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2010, 05:53:54 pm »
I've put a cake recipe in recipes ;D :farmer:
Don't do today what can be put off until tomorrow because today will be yesterday tomorrow

valr

  • Joined Apr 2010
  • Brightons nr Falkirk
Re: Courgette recipes?
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2010, 09:04:46 pm »
Thanks!

Sharondp

  • Joined Jun 2009
Re: Courgette recipes?
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2010, 07:44:12 pm »
SQ - I think HFW must have pinched that from Delia - I swear I saw it on River Cottage!

Hermit

  • Joined Feb 2010
Re: Courgette recipes?
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2010, 09:26:13 pm »
 I have a great recipe for making courgette and ginger jam. It is delicious and has loads of pectin so easy to make with normal sugar. I am not typing it all out again as I ;) have posted it on the River Cotaage recipe page so you will have to look there. ;)

Hermit

  • Joined Feb 2010
Re: Courgette recipes?
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2010, 09:31:26 pm »
Also for a quick supper ;
Grate a courgette and squeeze dry,
grate cheese and mix into the cougette and add a small egg. Dont ask for quantities it is so it just mixes together equally.
Add salt if you use it .
Spread the mixture on a slice of thick cut bread and pop in the oven till browned.
And finally scoff the lot. Yummy.

Wizard

  • Joined Nov 2009
  • North East Lincolnshire
Re: Courgette recipes?
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2010, 08:03:44 am »
TIZ U Thought you had popped yer clogs  ;D ;D ;D so pleased you ent ;D :farmer:
Don't do today what can be put off until tomorrow because today will be yesterday tomorrow

 

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