A lovely, light, flavorful way to make use of the wonderful summer abundance, and this recipe has the versatility to be delicious for any meal.
ZUCCHINI AND CARAMELIZED ONION QUICHE
1 pie crust
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 cups sliced zucchini
3 garlic cloves, minced
3/4 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup caramelized onions
1 cup milk
1 1/2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 large eggs
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
Heat oven to 425F.
Fit dough into a 10 inch pie plate. Fold edges under, flute. Line dough with foil, arrange pie weights on foil. Bake for 12 minutes, or until edges are golden. Remove weights and foil, bake an additional 2 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
Reduce oven temperature to 375F.
Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add oil to pan, swirl. Add zucchini and garlic, sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Saute 5 minutes or until crisp tender. Cool slightly.
Arrange caramelized onions over bottom of crust, top with zucchini mixture. Combine remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, milk, flour, pepper, eggs and cheese in a medium bowl, stirring well with a whisk.
Pour milk mixture over zucchini mixture. Bake for 35 minutes or until set. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoons butter
4 to 5 onions, sliced
1/4 teaspoon salt
Heat a large skillet, add oil and butter, swirl until butter melts. Add onion and salt, cool 15 minutes or until onion begins to soften, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat, cook 50 minutes or until very tender, stirring occasionally. Cook an additional 10 minutes or until browned and caramelized, stirring frequently.
Recipe adapted from Cooking Light, August 2012
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