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
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
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.