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Goatjunky Dec 28, 2013 07:24 PM

I make this every year, it is tradition even tho only my husband and i eat it now. Its from my greek "family" a family i am not born of, but they taught me how to cook and enjoy food. I really have never seen anything similar. Curious if you have any strange recipes you cling to for memory (and because its that good) i am also interested in any greek food experts that would weigh in.

  1. eclecticsynergy Dec 29, 2013 08:16 PM

    Don't know whether it qualifies as strange, but this traditional family recipe uses a somewhat unusual combination of cloves and bay leaf. It makes a good casserole; I usually double the recipe- amounts below.

    Zucchini Squash Casserole

    6 med zucchini squash
    3 Tb butter
    3 Tb flour
    2 C canned tomatoes*
    1 small green pepper, chopped
    1 small onion, chopped
    1 t. salt (Herbamare)
    1 Tb honey (orig. recipe called for brown sugar, could also use maple syrup)
    ½ bay leaf
    1 small clove
    ½ C grated sharp Cheddar
    Parmesan cheese

    Slice zucchini and place in a greased baking dish. Melt butter, blend in flour & add tomatoes.
    Add green pepper & onion, salt, honey, bay leaf and clove. Cook sauce for five minutes.
    Pour over zucchini. Dot with butter and cover with grated Cheddar.
    Sprinkle with Parmesan and bake at 350° for 45 minutes.

    for double recipe:

    2 lbs medium zucchini (about a dozen)
    6 Tb butter
    6 Tb flour
    28 oz can tomatoes, "plus juice (extra)"
    1 C grated Cheddar
    2 sm green pepper
    2 sm onion
    1 t Herbamare (or sea salt)
    2 Tb honey (brown sugar)
    1 bay leaf, 2 small cloves
    Parmesan cheese

    1. thymetobake Dec 29, 2013 05:03 AM

      Don't have anything to share other than that sounds really good. Being southern american, I wouldn't classify it as a dressing but more of a casserole. Whatever, it's all relative.

      Thanks for sharing that. I'll have to think on what others may consider unusual and report back if I come up with anything.

      I love Moussaka, by the way. Most people I know consider that unusual. It just isn't unusual for Greek people.

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