Preparing the Dish
Now that we have our ingredients ready, let’s move on to the step-by-step process of making this mouthwatering oatmeal and zucchini dish:
Step 1: Preparing the Zucchini
Grate the zucchini and place it in a strainer.
Sprinkle some salt over the grated zucchini and let it sit for about 10 minutes. This will help drain excess juice from the zucchini.
After 10 minutes, squeeze the grated zucchini thoroughly to remove as much remaining juice as possible.
Step 2: Mixing the Ingredients
In a mixing bowl, combine the drained zucchini, oatmeal, grated cheese, eggs, pepper, and chopped chives.
Mix all the ingredients thoroughly until well combined. You’ll notice the mixture coming together to form a delicious, cheesy concoction.
Step 3: Baking to Perfection
Preheat your oven to 180°C (360°F).
Pour the zucchini mixture into a baking dish, spreading it evenly.
Place the dish in the preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes until the top is golden brown and the inside is cooked to perfection.
After 20 minutes, take the dish out of the oven and uncover it. Return it to the oven for another 10 minutes to ensure that the top is nicely golden brown and crispy.