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Zucchini Slice Recipe

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by Susan Jackson (subscribe)
Gold Coast Explorer since Jan 2010. Always on the lookout for fun, family things to enjoy with my four kids.
Published October 25th 2012
Liven Up Your Lunch Box
Zucchini
Image courtesy of Happiness in Health

On a recent hunt for some different school lunch ideas, a friend of mine introduced me to her Zucchini Slice. Great cold in lunchboxes and on picnics and delicious hot for lunch or dinner, the Zucchini Slice is a kind of cross between a quiche and a spanish omelette.

The bacon pieces give the flavour while the zucchini and carrot offer the colour. It needs no fancy ingredients, is quickly prepared and is enjoyed by children and adults alike.


Ingredients

5 eggs

1 cup self-raising flour

3 zucchini (average size not huge)

1 carrot

cup of oil

250g bacon pieces

1 onion

1 cup cheese

Method
1. Beat 5 eggs in a large bowl.
2. Add 1 cup self-raising flour and mix until smooth (a hand mixer makes quick work).
3. Grate 3 zucchini and 1 carrot and add to mixture.
4. Chop 1 onion into small pieces and add to same bowl.
5. Grate 1 cup cheddar cheese and pop it in too.
6. Add diced bacon pieces from the deli or by a packet of bacon and chop with kitchen scissors. No need to cook it, just toss it in with the rest.
7. Add the quarter cup of oil then stir everything together and put into a greased ovenproof dish (mine holds 10 cups of liquid).
8. Bake uncovered for 30 mins at 180.



The quantity easily feeds a family of 2 adults and 4 kids (when served with rice and a green salad - baked beans go well with it too) and leaves some leftovers for a lunchbox or two.

Zucchinis are sometimes called courgettes. They come from the same vegetable family and generally speaking, courgettes are smaller and younger whereas zucchinis are older and bigger in size. According to the food channel: One zucchini has just 25 calories and the word zucchini comes from 'zucca' the Italian word for squash.
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Am I blind or just dumb? I can find the Printer Friendly button to print this fabulous recipe.
by samar (score: 0|6) 2088 days ago
I love zucchini slice. It is great with slices of potato or sweet potato layered in the dish too if you want to jazz it up. We even add feta cheese and sun-dried tomatoes sometimes to mix it up. Yum!
by Katy Holliday (score: 3|1129) 2085 days ago
Yum, always looking for new lunchbox ideas
by Where I Holiday (score: 2|338) 2069 days ago
I baked this the other night and noticed that the midle of it was really moist almost like it needed to be cooked more, is this correct?
by aggi (score: 0|8) 2083 days ago
The ingredients indicate a cup of oil, but the method says a quarter of a cup?
by tonyh (score: 0|4) 1892 days ago
What happened to the 1 cup oil?
by moira (score: 0|4) 2089 days ago
try adding some corn pieces too, you can slice then straight off the cob
by THull (score: 1|19) 2088 days ago
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