Zucchini and Comté cheese gratin

Zucchini gratin recipe

Have you ever tried Comté cheese? It’s a cooked cheese like Gruyère although it is much tastier. It has a great nutty flavor which makes it perfect for a zucchini gratin recipe. If you can’t find any, don’t worry, zucchini marries much more cheese varieties ;-) You can make this zucchini gratin recipe with swiss cheese or cheddar if you like.

Preparation time: 15 mn  Cooking time: 30 mn

Ingredients (for 4 to 6 servings)

2.2 lbs (1 kg) of zucchini
2 eggs
6 oz (20 cl) of creme fraiche
1/4 lb (125 g) of Comté cheese
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 pinch of nutmeg
Salt & pepper

Instructions

1/ Peel zucchini and slice top off.

2/ Cut zucchini into thin slices. (If you slice them too thick, they’ll take a long time to cook.)

3/ Heat a pan over medium heat. Add oil and cook zucchini covered for about 15 minutes stirring regularly. Add salt and pepper.

4/ Preheat oven to 350° F (180° C/Th 6)

5/ In a bowl, mix eggs, creme fraiche, half of cheese, nutmeg, salt and pepper.

6/ Pour 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a baking pan. Then add a layer of zucchini topped with creme fraiche and cheese mixture. Repeat with another layer of zucchini, the rest of the mixture and finish with cheese.

7/ Top with salt and pepper. (Zucchini have a pretty sweet taste, they need to get more salt than other vegetables. Don’t hesitate to try and season according to your own taste.)

8/ Bake in oven for 15 minutes or until your gratin has a nice golden color.

9/ Serve right away.

It’s a perfect side dish for lemon stuffed chicken or fish for example. For a vegetarian meal, you can serve this zucchini and Comté cheese gratin with a carrot and orange soup and a nice salad.

9 thoughts on “Zucchini and Comté cheese gratin

  1. 05/09/2009 at 9:57 PM

    MMMMMM……my friend!! I love Comté cheese: I love its taste! what a wonderful & delicous dish!!
    Yummie!
    MMMMMM….

  2. 05/10/2009 at 4:09 PM

    That is simply delicious, I know I made something similar a while ago. well done..loved it. :) xx

  3. 05/11/2009 at 7:57 AM

    This looks awesome. LOVE zucchini. So versatile. Thanks for sharing.

  4. 05/13/2009 at 1:45 AM

    Yes yes yes to the comté. It does have great flavor that works well in gratins.

  5. 12/06/2009 at 3:33 AM

    Thanks for sharing. This looks like a great recipe. I’m going to try this.

  6. 12/29/2009 at 2:58 PM

    I needed a new idea for squash. I avoid buying it at times because hubby and clients complain about the texture when cooking it!

  7. 12/29/2009 at 5:31 PM

    Great recipe so rich and delicous looking!

  8. Steven
    06/03/2010 at 10:06 PM

    I noticed the large amount of creme fraiche in the recipe and I assume the cup measurement must be in error. Isn’t 20 cl about 6 ounces, not 4 cups? Might be a delicious rich soup with all that creme fraiche.

  9. 06/09/2010 at 7:30 PM

    Hi Steven,
    You’re totally right! 4 cups is way too much! Thanks for pointing it out :)

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