I love quick and easy meals that you can eat for days for snacks, lunch or dinner.
Even if it’s just cooking for one person, I love to cook plenty as it will last for days and I also love to share food with friends. I cook for the village. If you just want to cook for yourself or two or four of you, just halve or quarter my recipe. I use frozen chopped spinach and onion as it’s easy and saves time.
Funnily enough even if you aren’t keen on zucchini, you’ll still love it.
If you are following a KETO plan, this is perfect, just don’t add any flour.
If you are making this for 'non vegetable' fans, just call it something like Cheesy Quiche Slice. It’s not just kids that you have to sometimes hide veges for.
If you love hot food you can add chopped chilli or things like chopped olives or chopped mushroom (just add mushroom with frozen spinach and onion on the stove in the pan).
If you use fresh onion and spinach and nothing frozen, you can just mix it all together without putting it on the stove in a saucepan first.
Yoda's Zucchini Slice is super easy and delicious and you can swap in and out items to suit your taste.
Before you start please follow Yoda's Rules for cooking.
Be organised and clean and tidy when you cook.
It makes cooking so much more enjoyable when you don’t have one almighty mess to clean up afterwards.
Always start with a clean and tidy work space.
Have all ingredients ready to go on the bench and ensure you wash any vegetables.
Wash dishes as you go.
Have a plastic shopping bag sitting on the bench to put rubbish straight into as you cook.
Wash your hands as you go (basic hygiene is essential for preparing safe food).
Here's the basic recipe:
1kg zucchinis (around 8)
1kg carrots (around 7)
1 x 500 bag of grated cheese tasty or cheddar (you can add less cheese if you prefer)
125g bag of shaved or grated parmesan cheese or if you prefer you can use the dried canister of parmesan in your pantry
2 x 300g containers of cream
Vegeta seasoning or similar
Plenty of salt and pepper
1 cup self raising flour (optional - this will make it set more firm)
500g bacon diced (optional - Yoda loves this without meat)
1 x 250g bag frozen spinach
1 x 500g bag frozen diced onions
Heat oven to 180C or 350F
Throw the frozen onion and spinach and bacon if you wish in a big saucepan and cook it down for around 15 minutes until thawed.
While this is on the stove top, coarsley grate up the zucchini and carrot.
Add eggs and cream to a bowl and whisk until combined.
Once the frozen onion and spinach has thawed remove it from the heat.
Add in the zucchini and carrot and combine well with a wooden spoon.
Add in the egg and cream mix and plenty of salt and pepper. I like to use cracked pepper and white pepper and I always use a good seasoning like Vegeta or similar. You can use chicken or other stock powder if you like.
Stir in the flour and the cheese until well combined.
Pour the mix into a large tray you will need two for the full mix. Grease the tray or use baking paper. Using foil trays can be handy especially if you are giving some to friends.
Cook until you can put a skewer or knife in the middle of it and it comes out clean, not with runny mix on it.
Cooking times will vary based on how big the batches are that you are cooking.
If I cook this mix with the full recipe it makes two large trays which feeds around 12 people.
You can also pour it into little ramekins or in a muffin tray for small portions. This is a great option for kids and snacks.
If you cook the mix in muffin trays it may only take around 15 minutes, however a full batch in large trays may take up to an hour. It should be golden brown on top. The mixture will rise to around double the height but it does sink back down again once it cools.
If you don’t want to add flour, it’s still amazing, just a little softer and it doesn’t rise as much.
The addition of the flour makes it more 'cake like' and firm.
I love to serve this with a salad and sweet chilli sauce compliments it so well.
It’s also delicious with avocado or veges such as steamed beans, asparagus and broccolini..
It’s great cold as well as hot.
If you are a vegetarian just skip the bacon, I prefer it without bacon myself.
If you love spinach just add more, if you don’t have zucchini just substitute it for spinach altogether.
I also love putting 1cm cubes of feta cheese in this as you get the chunks of feta as you eat it.
For the full mix I would add around 2 cups of diced feta cheese.
You can also substitute onion for spring onion or shallots if you prefer.
The thing I love about cooking the most is that once you have a basic recipe you can be as creative as you want. Make it your very own. When you feel confident with cooking you don’t need to follow recipes to the tee, you just use common sense and have fun with it!
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