There are many recipes I have learnt back home like any good son in any part of the world.
I come from a family where does and can cook!
This particular dish is a specialty cooked by my father Andre (83!)
The Missus still raves about it!
It is very simple!
for 2~4 people
3~4 medium-size zucchini (courgettes)
1 cup of fresh cream
Salt, pepper, nutmeg (other spices according to preference)
Clean and cut zucchini into large chunks. Do not peel skin.
Grind into robot or cut/grate very finely. Mix in some salt and pepper.
In a large saucepan drop some butter and olive oil and cook zucchini on medium fire until very soft. Switch off fire and let completely cool down.
In a bowl beat the eggs into an omelette. Pour in and mix fresh cream. Add salt, pepper and nutmeg to taste. Add mashed zucchini and stir well.
Coat an oven dish with butter and pour all the zucchini paste. sprinkle with plenty of very fine breadcrumbs. Add parmeggiano cheese on top if you like it (I do!).
Cook in oven at 180 Celsius degrees until top has turned a nice brown colour.
Can be served hot, lukewarm or cold.
Variant: One could use zucchini of different colours for effect. Adding a few finely chopped herbs would be a good idea, too!