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Zucchini Surprise? 
Aug. 20, 2009 11:39 am 
Updated: Sep. 7, 2009 11:55 am

I shredded some zucchini a few days ago with visions of some type of souffle-quiche-casserole sort of thing.
It turned out really good, but it needs a name. Right now it's "Zucchini Surprise"
I need something catchy. I'd like to submit this recipe because it could be a really good way to use up a couple cups of shredded zucchini.
So here it is in a nutshell. Who knows? Maybe someone will actually feel like trying it.

Start out with 2 cups of shredded zucchini - I left the peels on for the color.

Mix in 1/2 teaspoon of salt and let it hang out for about 15 minutes or so.

Then strain it to get out the liquid. You want it as dry as possible.

See? I got over 1/2 cup of liquid out of mine. I used a mixing bowl to press it into the strainer, but didn't get a good pic.

We need more veggies. Mince up a clove of garlic and dice up 2 green onions and 1/2 cup of red pepper.

Whisk together 1/2 cup flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder.

In a separate bowl, lightly beat one egg...

mix in 1/2 cup milk (I use 2%)...

and 1/4 cup melted butter.

Add in the dry ingredients and mix just until blended.

Then add all the veggies and 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese.

Spread into a greased 8 X 8 baking dish.
Bake at 375 for 30-40 minutes. It should be lightly browned on top and a toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean.

Cool about 10 minutes, then cut into squares and serve.

So what would you call this dish?
Zucchini Surprise!
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Aug. 20, 2009 12:22 pm
Egg-cellent zucchini bake... lol, okay that was bad, I know ;D
Aug. 20, 2009 12:23 pm
I don't know, but I want a piece! ;D
Aug. 20, 2009 12:25 pm
how about, A nite at the Zu? LOL
Aug. 20, 2009 12:25 pm
'Egg'xactly Cheesy Zucchini!
Aug. 20, 2009 12:26 pm
Savory Zucchini bars? Nah, I like your Zucchini Surprise better. How about Zucchini Voila! Gad-Zukes! Cheezy Zucchini Pleazer! (note the play on "z") That's all I got.
Aug. 20, 2009 12:26 pm
How about "Fritatta with a Z"
Aug. 20, 2009 12:27 pm
Mozzacchini Madness
Aug. 20, 2009 12:28 pm
It does look tasty! Whatever you wind up calling it, I want the recipe!
Aug. 20, 2009 12:32 pm
zuquichey :)
Aug. 20, 2009 12:44 pm
Geez, you guys are quick! Now I'll just have a hard time figuring out which one to choose. They sound great! The whole recipe is in the blog. All the ingredients are in purple. When I get a chance, I'll have to post it in a comment so people can cut and paste if they want it. I ate the whole pan (over 3 days - I'm not a TOTAL hog. LOL)
Aug. 20, 2009 12:44 pm
ha.. zuquichey is cute!!.... but I think i like Zucchini surprise!
Aug. 20, 2009 12:46 pm
I love the name suggestions! I think you should mix up some sort of zucchini cooler with the left over liquid simply because of that neon color :-)
Aug. 20, 2009 1:00 pm
Zucchini Bikini. I know it makes no sense, but I like it anyway!
Aug. 20, 2009 1:08 pm
Zuquiche ( I want to call it spoon something but can't come up with it) So zuquiche is my vote
Aug. 20, 2009 1:15 pm
Zucharella Frittata? Zuquiche/Zuquichey is very clever! I alos like janet7th, Mozzachini Madness.
Aug. 20, 2009 1:21 pm
Ooh, I feel like I'm on PW! Hmmm, following sue's lead, how about Zufflini...or a Zuffliche? Sorry, I'm not that creative in naming recipes. That's probably why my recipes sit in limbo. I can't wait to see what name you come up with,,,and by the way, the recipe looks really yummy.
Aug. 20, 2009 1:22 pm
Zesty Zuchini Blondie
Aug. 20, 2009 1:31 pm
Thanks for all the great suggestions! I've got to run errands and take the boys to one of their final Taekwondo classes. I can't wait to check back later! :)
Aug. 20, 2009 2:03 pm
I like Zucchini Surprise.
Aug. 20, 2009 2:17 pm
wow, I'm not good at coming up w/names but it looks delish!
Aug. 20, 2009 3:21 pm
Cheesy zucchini egg bake! At least it's descriptive :)
Aug. 20, 2009 3:40 pm
how about.. Zucchini Sunrise??
Aug. 20, 2009 4:47 pm
Garden Zucchini Bake
Aug. 20, 2009 5:03 pm
How about "Pam-3boy's mama's, Don't even try and say this isn't the best you've ever eaten because it is zucchini bake"
Aug. 20, 2009 5:13 pm
Ha ha! I like Avon's suggestion!!
Aug. 20, 2009 5:42 pm
That looks so good! I am so jealous of you all that can use/grow/cook seasonal vegetables...here on the island, zucchini is still $5/pound...go figure!
Aug. 20, 2009 5:53 pm
You guys are cracking me up! Nice one, Avon!
Aug. 20, 2009 6:12 pm
I like yo mags' suggestion. What are you leaning towards so far, Pam?
Aug. 20, 2009 6:30 pm
Sugar, I have no idea at this point. There are so many good ideas here. I may make a list and pick three and either vote or pull one out of a hat. I can't decide. I never expected so many great replies! Avon's suggestion is very similar to one I was throwing around earlier - Garden Veggie Bake.
Aug. 20, 2009 6:36 pm
Here's the recipe for those interested in trying it: Zucchini Surprise? (working title...) Zucchini Surprise 2 cups of shredded zucchini 1/2 teaspoon salt 1clove of garlic, minced 2 green onions, diced 1/2 cup of red pepper 1/2 cup flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder one egg, lightly beaten 1/2 cup milk (I use 2%) 1/4 cup melted butter 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray an 8 X 8 glass baking dish with cooking spray. Place shredded zucchini in a medium bowl and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Let it hang out for about 15 minutes or so. Then strain/squeeze it to get out the liquid. You want it as dry as possible. I used a mixing bowl to press it into the strainer. In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, and 1/4 tsp salt. In a separate bowl, mix together egg, milk, and butter. Stir egg mixture into dry mixture just until blended. Fold in veggies and cheese and mix gently just until incorporated. Spread in greased baking dish and bake 30-40 minutes until top is lightly browned and toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Allow to cool about 10 minutes before serving.
Aug. 20, 2009 6:36 pm
The red pepper should be diced...
Aug. 20, 2009 11:31 pm
Zumazing perhaps? or Zunificent
Aug. 21, 2009 7:33 am
Aug. 21, 2009 11:47 am
another vote for Zuquiche. This sounds great, I tried something similar a couple of weeks ago but it didn't turn out very well...But ya'll should check out the ZUCCHINI LASAGNA that I came up with. Talk about to die for! Zucchini, cream cheese, noodles, fresh basil....
Aug. 21, 2009 6:23 pm
Great BLOG post and the recipe looks wonderful! The names are great..but maybe the Zuquiche is most descriptive. Avon's suggestion...so funny.
Aug. 21, 2009 7:59 pm
Ohhh. Ok. Now I've read the blog for Zuquiche. I can't wait to make this with my next zucchini.
Aug. 22, 2009 8:16 am
I vote for zuquiche and zuquichey! So creative, and descriptive.
Sep. 1, 2009 2:42 pm
Zucchini Fritata
Sep. 7, 2009 11:55 am
Yummy Zucchini, i just made it!!!!!!
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