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The recipe is exactly the same as my mum’s – except she used tasty cheese! I quite often have a few different cheeses in my fridge and like the combo of pecorino and Parmesan. Lately I’ve enjoyed the ricotta and goat cheese combination instead, which is a light and healthy twist on mum’s original recipe.


  • 2 large zucchini (about 400gr in all)

  • 1 onion

  • 2 rashers bacon (about 100gr)

  • 25gr (1 ½ Tbsp) butter

  • 45gr (3 Tbsp) pecorino

  • 45gr (3 Tbsp) parmesan

  • 4 eggs

  • 110gr (½ cup) self-raising flour

  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • Preheat oven to 180°C


  • 1.

    Grate zucchini, peel and dice onion and chop the bacon. Melt butter and gently soften onion in it until beginning to become translucent, then add the bacon and cook for couple of minutes more. Remove from heat and chill.

  • 2.

    While the bacon and onion mix chills grate the cheeses. Crack the eggs in a bowl and beat lightly.

  • 3.

    Mix together the grated zucchini, bacon mix, cheeses and flour. Combine this mix with the eggs. Season if needed.

  • 4.

    Pour in a greased, shallow tin and bake for 30 minutes.

  • 5.

    This is great hot or cold.

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Posted by Diane338Report
I fry off chorizo with the bacon then add to other ingredients
Posted by kelraebroReport
Great for getting zuccini into kids... they seriously dont even know its there!!
Posted by Hilary9Report
I've made a variation of this for ages and it's always popular. Like Luke's mum I use tasty cheese but I'm going to try the pecorino and parmesan. I have also sometimes substituted grated carrot for half the zucchini.
Posted by Valda4Report
This slice went down very nicely
Posted by Merryn13Report
Very tasty. I used double parmesan and no pecorino and it was delightful.
Posted by Terri51Report
Tastes Great- reminds me of my mum's without the bacon. I added asparagus really nice. I love the simplicity of this type of cooking
Posted by Anna552Report
We add corn and carrot for extra taste. We also make it in
Muffin tins for school lunches.
Posted by Tracey:)Report
Just like Nan used to make, she added baby spinach to hers. She used to have the most bizarre names for dishes, this one used to be "Green worm pancake"!
Posted by Report
Really yummy, just like my aunty makes who is taking her recipe to the grave :-) Can see lots of things that could be added to make it yummy in a different way eg mushrooms, peas etc Thanks Luke!
Posted by Report
The video method is different to the method printed for this recipe. Very disappointing. Which method do I choose. Might just forget this one.