Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Zucchini AuGratin

This was very good. I made it about 10:00 one morning while my girls were gone and ate 1/2 of it for 'brunch'! Sure makes me miss my garden!

Zucchini AuGratin

3 T butter
2 tsp onion powder***Beth used 2 T fresh minced onion
2 zucchini (about 1-lb) sliced 1/4 inch thick
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp nutmeg (secret ingredient!)
1 T flour
1/2 c milk
3/4 c bread crumbs (I used crushed Ritz crackers)
3/4 c grated sharp Cheddar

Preheat oven to 400
Melt butter. Add onion powder and zucchini. Cook, covered, for 10 minutes. Add salt, pepper, and nutmeg, then cook 5 more minutes (Instead of cooking in this step, next time I would just add these ingredients, and do the cooking in the next step so the zucchini will stay firm) ***Beth's notes---I did not cook for 10 minutes--just sauted the zucchini in butter about 2 minutes and then moved on. Turned out perfect!

Stir in flour. Add milk and cook on low until a sauce is formed.
Pour into an 8x8 baking dish. Combine bread crumbs (crackers) and cheese and sprinkle on top. Dot with 1/2 T butter cut into small bits. Bake for 20 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown.

1 comment:

  1. I made this last night, and it was delicious! Thank you for the recipe!