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Sformato Di Zucchine – Zucchini Flan

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Tortino di Zucchine_BLAD blog - 15 copySummer is the Zucchini season. Actually in Italian we call these delicious vegetables ZUCCHINE, but whatever we want to call them, they are suitable for an incredible variety of summer recipes.

The zucchini flan is an inviting prelude to a tasty summer dinner.

Pair this dish with a Prosecco di Conegliano-Valdobbiadene wine DOCG.

Buon Appetito!!!

Serves : 4
Difficulty : easy
Prep Time : 30 min.
Cook Time : 30 min.

INGREDIENTS

7 oz zucchini, diced
1 garlic clove
2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups Béchamel Sauce
1/2 cup Parmigiano Reggiano, grated
1 tbsp bread crumbs
white pepper and salt, to taste

For The Béchamel Sauce
2 tbsp unsalted butter
1 tbsp unbleached all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups whole milk, warm
1 pinch ground nutmeg

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven at 350 F degrees.
Grease with butter 4 ramekins, set aside.
Wash, dry and dice the zucchini.
In a medium skillet, saute’ the garlic with olive oil until golden then add the diced zucchini and cook at medium heat until tender. Discard the garlic clove.
Prepare the Béchamel Sauce heating the butter until it melts, then add the flour and stir very well smooth and golden. Remove the butter mixture from heat and pour in warm milk, whisking continuously until very smooth. Bring to boil , add the nutmeg and stir constantly until just thick. Set aside.
In a big bowl put the zucchini, 1 cup of Béchamel Sauce, the eggs, Parmigiano Reggiano, salt, pepper and bread crumbs.
Stir vigorously unti well combined.
Pour the mixture into the ramekins and bake for about 30 minutes.
Remove from the oven and serve warm, with the remaining Béchamel Sauce.


Photo by Ale Gambini

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12 thoughts on “Sformato Di Zucchine – Zucchini Flan

  1. Sinfully Tempting June 6, 2014 at 10:29 PM Reply

    YUM, this looks so good! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    • Bread Love And Dreams June 6, 2014 at 11:00 PM Reply

      You are very welcome!!! So happy to share good & authentic Italian recipes 😉

  2. chef mimi June 7, 2014 at 3:48 PM Reply

    This is beautiful! And I have many fresh zucchini ripening right now!!!

    • Bread Love And Dreams June 7, 2014 at 4:06 PM Reply

      Thank you so much!!! You should give it a try because is very simple and yummy 😉

  3. Beth @ Culinary Correspondence June 10, 2014 at 4:04 AM Reply

    I absolutely adore zucchini and this recipe looks so simple and delicious! Must try!

  4. ambradambra June 11, 2014 at 1:02 AM Reply

    This looks favoloso! Will definitely try it – zucchini are one of my favourite vegetables.

  5. paninigirl June 20, 2014 at 5:44 PM Reply

    I love sformato-yours looks delicious. After a trip to Italy I was hooked and had to come home and make them. I will be trying yours-thank you!

  6. Angela May 28, 2016 at 2:07 PM Reply

    I just came back from italy and had to make this recipe!

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