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Zucchini Gratin

No recipe image available.A simple gratin of zucchini made with cream, minced garlic and shallots, a hint of nutmeg, and topped with gruyére or Swiss cheese.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup heavy whipping cream
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 large shallots, peeled and minced
2 teaspoons salt
Freshly ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 pounds zucchini, trimmed and cut into thin rounds
1 1/2 cups shredded gruyere or Swiss cheese

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Lightly butter a 15 or 16-inch oval gratin pan.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk cream, garlic, shallots, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Add zucchini and mix, using your hands or a large rubber spatula, until zucchini is thoroughly covered with cream mixture.
  3. Place in prepared pan, pressing gently into pan so it forms an even layer. Sprinkle with cheese.
  4. Bake in middle of preheated oven until zucchini is tender and cheese is deep golden brown, about 45 minutes. Serve immediately.

Makes 8 servings.