Monday, February 1, 2016

OOH, LA LA! RECIPES FROM A FRENCH CAFE

by Mary Kennedy                          
                                                                


Paris is exciting for so many reasons--the art, the culture, the cosmopolitan flair of the famous city. And of course, the food!

 Dining out in Paris, whether at a pricey 4 star restaurant or a charming café, is always an adventure. Here is one of my favorite meals; a cheesy zucchini casserole accompanied by a glass of white wine, a salad, and a freshly baked baguette. The perfect light lunch! It is filling and delicious and won't weigh you down as you enjoy an afternoon of sight-seeing in the City of Light.
                                                         

The zucchini gratin is incredibly easy to make.

Ingredients:

4 zucchini
1 yellow onion  (I like Vidalia, but any sweet onion will do)
1 8 oz container sour cream, either regular, low fat, or fat free
3 eggs
Grated gruyere for topping

Directions  Crack the eggs into a bowl, beat and add sour cream. Set aside. Saute 4 chopped zucchini with the chopped onion. Once they are sauteed, remove from heat and let cool for a little while. Now add the egg and sour cream mixture. Add a touch of nutmeg.  Spoon into a greased casserole dish and top with grated gruyere or your favorite cheese. Bake at 375 for 20-30 minutes, until top is golden. This dish is even better the next day, and also freezes well. 
                                                       


 
Just add a nice green salad.
                                                        

A baguette...
                                                            

And enjoy! Bon appetite!

Mary Kennedy