A simple gratin of zucchini made with cream, minced garlic and shallots, a hint of nutmeg, and topped with gruyére or Swiss cheese.
1 cup heavy whipping cream
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 large shallots, peeled and minced
2 teaspoons salt
Freshly ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 pounds zucchini, trimmed and cut into thin rounds
1 1/2 cups shredded gruyere or Swiss cheese
- Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Lightly butter a 15 or 16-inch oval gratin pan.
- In a large bowl, whisk cream, garlic, shallots, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Add zucchini and mix, using your hands or a large rubber spatula, until zucchini is thoroughly covered with cream mixture.
- Place in prepared pan, pressing gently into pan so it forms an even layer. Sprinkle with cheese.
- Bake in middle of preheated oven until zucchini is tender and cheese is deep golden brown, about 45 minutes. Serve immediately.
Makes 8 servings.