Zucchini Gratin

Tian de Courgettes

Preparation info

  • Makes


    Side-Dish Servings
    • Difficulty


Appears in

Glorious French Food

Glorious French Food

By James Peterson

Published 2002

  • About

Because zucchini contain a lot of water, the best way to enhance their flavor is to use a technique that causes the water to evaporate— grilling, baking, sautéing, roasting—and not a method like boiling or steaming that will cause them to absorb water. To make this tian, sauté the zucchini first (grilling is even better), with plenty of herbs and garlic, to evaporate most of the water and intensify the flavor, before spreading the zucchini out in the gratin dish. The finely chopped basil is