Zucchini-Cheese Charlotte

Total Time
2hrs 10mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 1 hr 10 mins

This is a great make-ahead dish. Some call it a charlotte, others a strata. Whatever. It's a great side.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a colander, toss the zucchini with the salt and let drain for 1 hour.
  2. Squeeze zucchini in batches in a tea towel to remove as much moisture as possible and, in a bowl, toss it with the flour.
  3. In a small skillet, cook the scallion in 1 tblsp of the butter over medium heat, stirring, until it is softened and let it cool.
  4. In a bowl, combine well the eggs, milk and scallion.
  5. Spread 1 slice of each bread slice with the remaining 2 tblsps butter and cut the bread into ½ inch squares.
  6. Arrange half the bread squares in a deep baking dish and top with half of the zucchini.
  7. Sprinkle half of the cheeses and spread chilies over.
  8. Top peppers with remaining bread, zucchini and cheese.
  9. Pour milk mixture over and let stand, covered, at room temperature for 3 hours, or chilled overnight.
  10. (let mixture come to room temperature before proceeding with recipe) Preheat oven to 350F (175C).
  11. Bake for an hour and 10 minutes, or until set and golden-brown.
  12. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

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Oh, this ranks up there with some of my favorite comfort foods. I used a fresh challah instead of white bread and substituted Parmesan cheese for the Cheddar. I left out the chili peppers to make this kid friendly, but added lots of Hungarian paprika, which gave it a great color. I'd like to try this again, but instead of fresh scallions would love to try it with fried onions.

Mirj June 23, 2003

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