Recipe: Zucchini Slice

by April@MyFoodTrail on July 30, 2009

in Cooking, Recipes, Sides

I never grew up eating zucchini so I am not a big fan of eating it on its own. Lately though, I have been adding it to dishes like my glass noodle minced pork. Zucchini actually doesn’t taste of much when it is mixed up with other ingredients in a dish but at least I am getting my dose of vegetables!

I tried a zucchini slice at a friend’s BBQ and really liked it so I gave it a go at home. This would make a great side dish with a meaty dinner, or accompanied by salad for lunch.

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Zucchini Slice

Ingredients
2 medium sized zucchini (around 550g), grated
1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped
150g bacon, finely chopped
1 1/3 cup grated tasty cheddar cheese
4 large eggs
3/4 cup self raising flour
1/3 cup oil (I used extra light olive oil)
Salt & pepper to taste

Method

1. Preheat oven to 180C.

2. Line an 18cm by 28cm baking dish or slice pan with baking paper.

3. Heat a frypan over medium high heat and fry chopped onion and bacon, stirring occasionally, until onion has softened. Set aside to cool.

4. Finely grate zucchini. Make sure you squeeze out and discard the excess liquid from the grated zucchini or else your slice will be too wet.

5. Combine grated zucchini, cooled onion and bacon, cheese, flour, salt and pepper in a large bowl.

6. Lightly beat eggs and oil together in a separate bowl, then add to zucchini mixture and stir to combine all ingredients.

7. Pour mixture into baking dish and spread evenly.

8. Bake for about 40 minutes, or until top is golden brown and firm to touch.

9. Leave to cool for about 5 to 10 minutes before slicing.

The extra slices can be reheated or frozen for another time. Hubby is sitting on the fence about whether he likes this, but I do – so much so that I ate the leftovers for lunch two days in a row! I’ll be making this again.

Over & Out, Rilsta xx

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OohLookBel July 31, 2009 at 4:28 pm

This is one of my favorite recipes. Zucchini definitely needs something like bacon to pick it up. But otherwise, it's pretty healthy, so one shouldn't complain about eating it…

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Jackie July 31, 2009 at 7:21 pm

Yum! This was the only way my mum could get me to eat zucchini as a kid – I hated it! (to a lesser extent, I still do)

Funnily enough, I was never lied to and told it was called 'vegie slice' or anything…proof to my theory that bacon and cheese make anything tasty!

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spatulaspoonandsaturday August 1, 2009 at 8:52 pm

oh yum! i love zucchini. i went through a phase where i just fry zucchini in olive oil with some garlic and chilli (sometimes bacon) and called it my $1 meal. but zucchini slice! yum!

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Conor @ HoldtheBeef August 2, 2009 at 3:36 am

Mmm looks like a nice combintation of the browned top and soft goopy centre 😀 I like to eat other people's zucc slice but for some reason never think to make it myself.

I had some excellent zucchini fritters last night at Perth's newest addition to the tapas scene, Pata Negra. They were crisp and hot and tasty and served with a creamy tahini yoghurt, yum! (AND… who should walk in halfway through our meal but Gary and George, in town for the Good Food and Wine Show!)

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Maria@TheGourmetChallenge August 3, 2009 at 1:59 pm

You know I've never made a zucchini slice before. this recipe looks quite straight forward. I have a few sitting in my fridge at home, might have to give it a go myself.

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Rilsta August 4, 2009 at 12:20 pm

Hi Belle: Most of the time bacon tastes good with everything! I'm forever saying, a bit of bacon will taste nice in this!

Hi Jackie: Thanks for checking out my blog! Haha, yes I totally agree – bacon and cheese make things taste better.

Hi spatulaspoonandsaturday: Wow, that is a cheap meal! I don't think I'm ready for zucchini on its own yet though!

Hi Conor: Score! Did you manage to get any photos (since I'm sure you would have had your camera on you!)?

Hi Maria: Let me know how you go! The recipe is really easy – the most tedious part is trying to get all the water out of the zucchini after you have shred it.

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Conor @ HoldtheBeef August 4, 2009 at 11:01 pm

The lighting was very dim, and I didn't want to inflict my flash upon all (including my poor sister who has had to wait far too many times for me to photograph her meals before being allowed to start eating) so I decided to not document any of the dishes. Didn't get any Gary or George photos either! I failed miserably!

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Food lover August 5, 2009 at 9:55 pm

Zucchini slice look great! Do you squeeze out the liquid just once or multiple times? I always feel like they keep 'producing' more liquid even after taking excess liquid for the first time…

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Rilsta August 7, 2009 at 5:52 pm

Hi Conor: Don't you hate dimly lit restaurants at dinner time?! I know it is romantic and all, but all I care about is taking photos for my blog! Turn the lights on!! Haha! 🙂

Hi Food Lover: I find you have to do it multiple times so that no water collects at the bottom of the bowl. You can never get rid of all the water but as much as you can will mean your slice won't end up too soggy.

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