Sometimes you just feel like something simple and healthy and thats how I was feeling today. I wanted lots of flavour without all the carbs, and I wanted some vegetables.
This recipe has been altered to fit leek into it and it came from an ancient recipe book I found at my mums house. Both my mum and mother in law make a great Zucchini slice, so hopefully this one is up to their level!
Leek and Zucchini Slice
(Prep time 15mins, cooking time 45mins, serves 6)
2 medium sized zucchinis grated
1 medium leek finely sliced
3 rashers of bacon finely diced
1 large brown onion finely diced
1 lightly packed cup of tasty (cheddar) cheese grated
3/4 cup self raising flour
4 medium eggs, lightly beaten
1/3 cup vegetable oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 180C
Add the onion leek and bacon to a lightly oiled frying pan on medium heat and cook until the onion and leek are soft but not browned, about 5-7minutes. Once soft, remove from the heat and allow a few minutes for t to cool.
In a bowl combine the grated zucchini (squeeze some of the excess liquid from the zucchini with your hands first), cheese, flour, onion, leek and bacon mixture and salt and pepper. Once combined, add the egg and oil and mix well.
Line a 18x28cm oven proof dish with baking paper and pour the mixture into the dish. Spread evenly and put into the hot oven.
Bake for 45minutes or until nicely browned on top.
Serve hot or cold!