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Baked Cantal Zucchini

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Ingredients for Baked Cantal Zucchini

6 small zucchinis
180 grams of Cantal cheese (click here for information)
1 thick slice of cooked ham (approx 200 grams)
3 eggs
15 cl of milk
1 soup spoon of sweet marjoram, and other aromatic herb
10 grams of butter
Salt and pepper

How to make Baked Cantal Zucchini

  • Wash the zucchini, peel and cut into small circles of about 5mm thickness.
  • Cook them in unsalted boiling water for 5 minutes.
  • Drain and allow them to cool in a colander.
  • During this time, cut the Cantal into fine slices, cut the ham into small squares.
  • Preheat the oven at 200º C.
  • Beat the eggs togther with the milk and add herbs, salt and pepper.
  • Butter the bottom of a baking dish and carefully lay the well drained zucchinis in the bottom.
  • On the top of this, sprinkle the Cantal and the ham. Finish with a sprinkling of cheese.
  • Finally pour the egg mixture in a uniform fashion over the dish.
  • Cook in the oven for 35 minutes on a lower shelf, and then place under the grill for 10 minutes until the crush is nice and brown.
  • Serve hot.

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