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Baked Zucchini Gratin

Recipe By alt.support.diet.low-carb

Serving Size: 1  

4 medium zucchini
1/2 cup parmesan cheese -- grated
1 onion -- chopped
1 egg -- beaten
1/2 cup ricotta cheese
1 teaspoon oregano
2 tablespoons butter -- melted
salt and pepper -- to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Slice zucchini into inch rounds (8 cups or so).
Sauté onion in butter and add zucchini, cooking until liquid evaporates.
Remove from heat. Arrange zucchini in lightly buttered baking dish with rounds overlapping.
Combine other ingredients and pour over zucchini rounds. Season and sprinkle with cheese. 
Bake uncovered for 30 minutes, until tender.
Increase oven to 500 degrees and bake 5-7 more minutes until top is golden brown.
Serve after drizzling melted butter on top.

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 821 Calories; 57g Fat (59.9% calories from fat); 47g Protein;
39g Carbohydrate; 12g Dietary Fiber; 343mg Cholesterol; 1165mg Sodium. 
Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 5 Lean Meat; 5 1/2 Vegetable; 8 Fat.

NOTE: You must divide the carb count by the number of servings minus fiber. 

NOTES: VARIATION: ZUCCHINI STUFFING

Grate or shred zucchini in above recipe and prepare as above, until liquid evaporates in sauté pan.
At that point, lower heat and add all remaining ingredients and seasonings.
Combine gently and warm through until well blended.
Remove from heat and use zucchini mixture as stuffing for chicken breasts, pork chops, or pocket steaks.


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