I knew this would be a hard sell. My hubby tends to get zucchini and cucumbers mixed up…and he’s not a fan of either. I thought if anyone could make zucchini appealing, it would be Ina. I only made a third of Ina’s Zucchini Gratin recipe, and baked just three mini gratins. The zucchini kept its shape and texture, and the creamy sauce flavored with onions and nutmeg was perfect. I used less onion than called for, and added some diced red bell pepper for color and a sprinkling of fresh thyme. The topping of fresh bread crumbs and Gruyere made a beautiful crisp topping. I loved it…no one else did…but what else would you expect from a zucchini-phobic bunch?
I will post a link later today so you can see what other Ina’s Garden members thought of this dish. The recipe can be found here.