Thursday, January 6, 2011
*Sausage in Zucchini Boats*
An attractive presentation! Use a mixture of Parmesan, mozzarella and cheddar cheeses and add a chopped tomato, if desired.
6 medium-sized zucchini,
1 lb Bratwurst sausages (0.454 kg)
1/3 cup chopped onion (75 mL)
1 clove garlic, crushed
3 rye crisp breads, ground
1 egg, fork beaten
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (50 mL)
11/2 cups Cheddar cheese, grated (375 mL)
In electric frying pan, in boiling water cook half the zucchini. Remove after 10 minutes to 9 x 13-inch (23 x 33 cm) glass dish. Scoop out zucchini, leaving 1/4-inch (0.5 cm) shell. Mash insides and set aside in colander over medium bowl to drain. Repeat with remaining zucchini.
Pour water out of electric frying pan. Remove sausage meat from skins. In electric frying pan over high heat, cook Bratwurst sausage meat, onion and garlic about 10 minutes. Chop sausage finely as it cooks. Stir in mashed squash, rye crisp breadcrumbs and egg. Scoop into zucchini boats and sprinkle with Parmesan and Cheddar cheeses. Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven 30 minutes.
Helpful Hint: If you do not have an electric frying pan, use the largest frying pan you own.