zucchini feta loaf

We love zucchini! In so many ways. This savory zucchini bread like recipe comes from France via an American in Paris, a lady who got this from a close friend and brought back to us in her blog. Along with a cute little story about the category of savory "cakes" typical in French cuisine. We added mushrooms to the mix in our rendition, and we loved it. Quite unusual when you have never tried such a savory loaf. So we are passing it on to you, given that there are millions of food blogs online these days, and you will never come across it on your own. Not that anyone is paying attention to "What, ME Cook?", which doesn't even qualify as a true blog. What exactly are we?

This is easy to make (easy for bob to say since Ani did the work).

ingredients

2 T olive oil
1 medium zucchini, cut in 1/3-in slices
3 large eggs
1 cup + 2 T all purpose flour, sifted
1 + 3/4 t baking powder
salt and black pepper to taste
1/3 c vegetable oil
1/2 cup milk, hot
1 c grated Gruyere cheese
4 oz feta cheese, crumbled
3 T cilantro leaves, minced [vetoed, we use Italian parsley]
optional: sauteed mushrooms

instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease your loaf pan with butter or shortening (we use cooking spray).
  2. Prep the zucchini, cut into rounds or cubes or whatever shape you desire, then saute them in olive oil. Set aside on paper towels to drain the oil.
  3. Combine the eggs, flour, baking powder, 2 pinches of salt and pepper, and beat with an electric mixer until well combined.
  4. Add the hot milk and oil, and beat until smooth.
  5. Add the Gruyere cheese, zucchini, feta, and your choice of green leafy spice, mixing well with a wooden spoon or spatula (your choice again).
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, bake for 45--55 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.
  7. Transfer the pan to a rack, allow it to cool for 15 minutes, then remove the loaf from the pan.
  8. Serve warm or at room temperature.
  9. Warm is better. Reheat if necessary.

notes

  1. Read the story at: Bewitching Kitchen: zucchini feta loaf.
  2. Not many notes this time, eh?
  3. Illustrations available.
zucchinifetaloaf.htm: 3-apr-2021 [what, ME cook? © 1984 dr bob enterprises]