The first courgette/zucchini I ever ate was boiled until extremely soft and served with meat, potatoes and gravy… need I say more.
The average British housewife “discovered” the courgette/zucchini in the early 1980s. Since we didn’t (and still don’t) have our own word for it, it is not surprising we didn’t know how to cook it! My mother has, however, since created the perfect summer dish using courgettes, which I will post very soon. In the meantime here is another dish, simple and delicious, bringing the full flavour of the first zucchini of the season to the fore.
Sauté 1 chopped onion in a little olive oil until soft, then add a crushed clove of garlic. Slice 2 zucchini and steam gently in the microwave until just starting to soften, then add to the onions and fry until golden. Beat 4 eggs and 2 tbsps cream together. Add salt and freshly ground black pepper. Pour into the pan, stir once and then let it cook gently for a few minutes until the top starts to set. Grate 100g tasty cheese (I use cheddar and parmesan) over the top and put under a hot grill until sizzling.
Serve in slices with salad and white bread.