Sunday, February 13, 2011

Super Easy Zucchini Slice

Our stomachs were rumbling.


Traffic was at a standstill on the Pacific Highway.


There was an Esky, and it contained:
  • One bottle of water;
  • One ice brick;
  • One apricot muesli bar; and
  • Pete's bag of beef jerky ( erk!)

It wasn't looking good.

I started thinking about good travel friendly foods that could be packed for road trips or picnics. Anyone who has travelled North on the Pacific Hwy in NSW knows that there isn't much in the way of healthy food available. The Pacific Highway is littered with fast food chains which can be ok for the odd snack but travel for 10-12 hours and you soon get sick of them!


On our way back to Sydney, we got stuck in the worst holiday traffic and I was craving some decent filling food.One thing stood out, Zucchini Slice. My family has been cooking this delectable slice forever so I though that this was the perfect opportunity to introduce you all to the recipe.


There are many different recipes out there for this and having tried a few variations, I much prefer this one. It is super easy, tastes great and is a fantastic standby being able to be eaten hot or cold.


Super Easy Zucchini Slice




Ingredients


5 medium sized eggs ( use 6 if small)
1 cup SR flour
2-3 large zucchini ( about 500g) coarsely grated
250g rindless bacon, chopped
1 large brown onion, chopped
1 cup cheese ( tasty or cheddar is fine)
60ml vegetable or olive oil


Method


1. Preheat oven to 170'C. Grease and line a 30x20cm lamington tin or large serving dish


2. Beat eggs in a large bowl until combined. Add flour and beat until smooth.


3. Add grated zucchini, bacon, onion, cheese and oil and combine mixture.


4. Pour into dish and bake for approx 35 minutes or until golden on top and cooked through.







This can be stored in the fridge and is great cold with salads or it can be served hot. It is also great for packed school lunches, picnics and nasty traffic road trips.


Tell me, what is your favourite picnic/road trip staple?



5 comments:

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

That looks delicious-like it could also do for dinner with a nice salad but then packed up for lunch too! :)

Hannah said...

Cheese and zucchini in a handy portable slice? Count me in! (Though you can keep the beef jerky ;) )

Gypsywitch said...

I followed the recipe.. and it was D..licious !!
going into my recipe collection.. what a great treat ... and so easy to make .. thankyou !!

Heather said...

Yum .... :-) your blog is FABULOUS ....

Helen (Grab Your Fork) said...

I think being stuck in a car with no food is my worth nightmare. lol.

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