This Zucchini Slice recipe is one of the oldest in my repertoire. The initial attraction was the simplicity of the recipe. When you’re first learning to cook, recipes like this are a great confidence booster.
Nowadays it’s still a favourite because not only is it simple to make, it is something that can be prepared ahead and then either reheated or served cold along with some fresh salad. Leftovers are great for lunch the next day too.
My kids call this Zucchini Slice ‘quiche’, probably because it’s like a quiche without the crust. I’m happy for them to call it what they like because the great thing is they will eat zucchini when it’s in this slice, but if I try to serve it on its own – forget it.
375g zucchini, grated
1 large onion, chopped
3 rashers bacon, chopped
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 cup self-raising flour
½ cup oil
5 eggs, lightly beaten
Preheat oven to 180C (360F). Grease a lamington tin (approximately 16cm x 26cm).
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and combine well. Season to taste. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes until browned.
The Klutzy Cook Notes
Other ingredients can be substituted – carrots and ham are a great addition. Use whatever is at hand, just ensure they are all grated or chopped to a similar size.