Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Zucchini mini-quiches.

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Most of you know that we are experiencing an abundance of zucchinis this year, so I'm always on the look-out for new recipes. I stumbled upon this delicious recipe on a Russian forum and tweaked it to my liking (and budget - all pictures are mine):

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You will need:

1 small zucchini
3 medium eggs
1/2 cup cottage cheese(small curd)
1 1/2 TB flour
4 TB grated mozzarella
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 green onion spear


1. First, drain cottage cheese a little bit. For that, I just put it in a colander over a soup bowl while I'm working on the rest of the recipe (if you are really-really frugal, you can add this "water" to your pancake dough later):

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2. Reheat your oven to 350F. Spray a muffin form with oil and flour really well. This particular recipe makes about 7-8 muffin size quiches.

3. Grate zucchini and chop onions nicely:

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4. Whisk together eggs, cottage cheese and flour until there are no more lumps, then add the rest of the ingredients:

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5. Pour into prepared muffin form and bake for about 30 min. Cool down for a few minutes and enjoy!

Yum! It's definitely our new favorite. And the kids even eat zucchinis now :)

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  1. Quiches have always intrigued me, though I've never seen one with cottage cheese. I'll have to try it for sure. Great photos!

    1. Well, thank you :) I like quiches, and I think, it's a great vegetarian option with cottage cheese. Or you could replace it with ricotta.

  2. I love quiches. I like the idea of no pastry and making them in a muffin tray is such a good idea. Good for portion control.
    Thanks for the great post.

    1. Yes, that's why I like that they are made in muffin tins too! Thank you, Carol!

  3. I'm having a bumper crop of zucchini this year, too. I will have to give your recipe a try.

  4. I picked 5 big zucchinis yesterday and Adam picked almost that many 2 days before. We had a delicious garden soup last night, but I'll make sure to buy enough eggs this week to try this out.

    1. Yum, garden soup sounds really good! I wish, my boys liked chunks of zucchinis in their food...I have to use disguise :)

  5. Looks fabulous! I've been wanting zucchini for bread & zucchini chocolate chip cookies (YUM!), but so far, we've got nothing. The cucumber are starting to ripen, so maybe the zucchini won't be far behind. I love quiche & will have to give these a try.

    1. I only got a couple of cucumbers so far but my zucchinis have exploded this year :) By the end of this week, I'll pick about 20! Lots of grilling here on the menu :)

  6. We make a zucchini quiche but have always baked it in a 9x13 pan. I love the idea of making them minis and will have to do this next time.
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    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. These look SO delicious! I love love love zucchini and have been using it so much this summer!!! These little quiches sound like a great way to use it too!!!! YUM!!


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