Superb Zucchini Gratin


France is an exquisite place to visit as well as to live. Whether you are creating your favorite cuisine within your French Country kitchen, or enjoying your ‘Belle Maison” (Beautiful home in the French language,) nestled upon the rocky cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean sea or French Atlantic Ocean…you are sure to be blessed and inspired by this beautiful country and it’s warm and welcoming people.


French Cuisine is known for its delicious and delectable sauces, rich foods, crepes, Creme Brulee, fine wines and their famous and renowned, Beef Bourguignon. I “aimer” (French word for love,) zucchini! Whether it’s zucchini bread, muffins, omelets, casseroles or a cheesy side dish for a festive gala, I have yet to taste any zucchini recipe I did not enjoy.  Here is a delightful recipe, originated from a well known French Cuisine chef…It is called Zucchini Gratin. I hope you enjoy it and that this recipe will be a ‘keeper” for you and your loved ones.


You will need;
6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, plus extra for topping
1 pound yellow onions, cut in 1/2 and sliced (3 large)
2 pounds zucchini, sliced 1/4-inch thick (4 zucchini)
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup hot milk
3/4 cup fresh bread crumbs
3/4 cup grated Gruyere
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Melt the butter in a very large (12-inch) saute pan and cook the onions over low heat for 20 minutes, or until tender but not browned. Add the zucchini and cook, covered, for 10 minutes, or until tender. Add the salt, pepper, and nutmeg and cook uncovered for 5 more minutes. Stir in the flour. Add the hot milk and cook over low heat for a few minutes, until it makes a sauce. Pour the mixture into an 8 by 10-inch baking dish.Combine the bread crumbs and Gruyere and sprinkle on top of the zucchini mixture. Dot with 1 tablespoon of butter cut into small bits and bake for 20 minutes, or until bubbly and browned.
This recipe is from the wonderful French cuisine chef, The Bare Contessa.

***I am sharing a recipe with each blog  that I am writing on “kitchens,” that are conducive to the theme and stye if that particular kitchen. This recipe is written for the blog, “Frances Finest…The French Country Kitchen.”

Enjoy! 🙂




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