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Baked courgette flowers au gratin, a light recipe

gratin courgette flowers

Courgette flowers au gratin with breadcrumbs are a simple and crunchy side dish that can be prepared in about 20 minutes.

Courgette flowers are an ingredient that we could define as valuable as well as delicate . They are found for short periods of the year and tend to decay rather quickly. For this reason, when the time comes, it is good to know how to cook them . We tried the courgette flowers au gratin and literally fell in love with them.

This is a light baked recipe prepared with very few ingredients. Needless to say, the protagonist of the recipe in addition to the courgette flowers is the grated bread, essential together with the pecorino to give crunchiness to the dish. Let's see what are the few steps that separate you from this delicious recipe.

gratin courgette flowers
gratin courgette flowers

How to prepare the recipe for courgette flowers au gratin

  1. Start by getting the freshest courgette flowers possible . Then rinse them under running water and leave them to dry on absorbent paper. Then remove the internal pistils, inserting two fingers and pulling gently and decisively. Place them on a baking tray lined with baking paper and prepare them au gratin.
  2. To obtain crispy baked courgette flowers, mix the breadcrumbs, pecorino cheese and enough oil to moisten everything in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper then distribute it over the flowers.
  3. Cook at 180°C for 10 minutes (the courgette flowers cook quickly) and serve piping hot.

We love recipes with courgette flowers and we have prepared so many of them. Among our favorites are stuffed courgette flowers, a classic of Italian cuisine.


Our advice is to prepare and consume the gratin courgette flowers at the moment because over time the humidity could compromise their crunchiness.

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