Tempo di cottura: 1 hr. 15 m Porzioni: 9
3 lb Zucchini, trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/4 cup or 1/2 stick butter
1 large onion
4 garlic cloves, chopped
2 eggs, beaten to blend
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup fresh white breadcrumbs (more if mixture is soggy)
1/4 cup (packed) chopped fresh basil or 1 tablespoon dried
Additional grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 375. Butter 8-inch square baking pan. Steam zucchini until tender, about ten minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and mash coarsley with fork. Spoon zucchini into sieve and drain well, pressing to release excess water. Place drained zucchini in bowl.
Melt butter in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and saute until light brown, about ten minutes. Add onion mixture to zucchini in bowl. Add eggs, 1/2 cup Parmesan, breadcrumbs and basil; stir to blend well. Season with salt and peper. Transfer mixture to prepared baking pan. Bake until firm in center and brown on top, about 45 minutes. Cut into squares and serve, passing additional Parmesan separately.
This can be made the night before breakfast and just reheated in water bath. Freezes well. Garnish with fresh basil.