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Recipe: Baked Zucchini (Courgette) Bites

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On a hunt for something a bit different, yet fast and easy, I stumbled upon Cooking a la Mel’s recipe for Baked Zucchini Bites and they were exactly that. They’re great warm, dipped in a bit of marinara sauce on the side. Great for appetisers or just grab-and-go snacks.

Ingredients:

  • – 2 cups shredded zucchini/courgette
  • – 2 eggs
  • – 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • – 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • – 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • – 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • – 1/2 tsp salt
  • – 1/4 tsp pepper
  • – Sprinkling of parmesan cheese

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Grease a muffin tin lightly and pre-heat the oven to 400 F / 204 C. Then start shredding zucchini/courgette. You should end up with two cups worth. Place this in the centre of a piece of cheesecloth or a clean tea towel and sprinkle with salt. Let it sit for about 5 minutes and then squeeze out the extra liquid.

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In the meantime, start pressing garlic…

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…and chopping onions.

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Add the eggs, onion, garlic, cheese, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper all together with the zucchini in a large bowl and stir it until it’s well combined.

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Spoon the mixture into the muffin tins, filling each well to the top since they won’t expand. Though the original recipe didn’t include it, I added shaved parmesan to the top before sticking them in the oven.

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Cook them for about 15-18 minutes, until they are golden brown on top.

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Serve with marinara sauce on the side.

Enjoy!

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Diana Mieczan
    October 22, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Oh yum, they looks so good and perfect for a cold day like today:) Plus, I love zucchini and have some in the kitchen right now. Yay! Thanks, lovely. How is your week so far? xoxo

    • Reply
      littleobservationist
      October 22, 2013 at 5:30 pm

      They’re definitely yummy! You should make them. They’re really easy. šŸ™‚ My week’s good so far, but busy planning my exhibition (reached my full funding today which was very exciting!) and just catching up on work before I leave for Boston this weekend. How’s yours?

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