Easy Veggie Slice

Susan, AKA Kiwicook
Susan, AKA Kiwicook

Susan, AKA Kiwicook

In her days as a recipe developer, Susan has created over 450 recipes. Her Dutch and New Zealander roots serve as a basis for her culinary inspiration.

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EASY VEGGIE SLICE

This is Easy Veggie Slice is a handy, versatile dish to make at any time of the year and is a great way to use up any left-over veggies.

This is a basic recipe, so feel free to add or subtract the veggies as you please – other possibilities to include might be bell peppers (which I used), broccoli, spinach, tomato, cauliflower, olives, etc. And instead of grated cheese, you could use Gruyère or feta cheese. Also, if you want to go vegetarian, you can simply take out the ham or bacon. I like to freeze the left-overs so I can enjoy easy lunches on other days.

EASY VEGGIE SLICE

EASY VEGGIE SLICE

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Course
Servings 8 Slices

Ingredients
  

  • 4 zucchinis (courgettes)
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 onion
  • 4 rashers bacon (or 100g of ham, or leave out for vegetarian version)
  • 1 cup grated tasty cheese
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 tsp prepared mustard
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 180°C (360°F). Grease a 19cm square (or similar) baking dish or tin and line with grease-proof paper, allowing a good couple of inches of over-hang (to allow you to lift the slice out after it’s cooked).
  • If using bacon, slice off the rind and pan-fry until lightly crisp. Drain and put aside.
  • Grate unpeeled zucchinis and carrot – gently squeeze out any excess liquid using a kitchen paper towel or tea-towel. Chop onion finely. If using ham, slice finely.
  • In a small bowl, combine the eggs, mustard and oil and whisk until combined.
  • Put all the ingredients – the vegetables, ham (or bacon) and egg mixture – into a large bowl, along with the flour and cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Pour the batter into the baking dish or tin and bake for 45-50 mins (mine took closer to an hour). It should be golden on the top and firm to the touch. A skewer inserted should come out dry.
  • Serve with your favourite relish and a fresh salad. Store any left-overs in the fridge for the next day, or cut into slices, wrap in plastic wrap and freeze. It can be re-heated in the oven or the microwave.
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Susan, also known as the Kiwi Cook, hails from Levin, New Zealand, and has a unique Kiwi-Dutch-British heritage that influenced her culinary upbringing. As an artist, tutor, writer, and editor, Susan dedicates her weekends to creating delectable dishes. Her food philosophy embraces moderation and listening to her body's needs.

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