We eat tonnes of courgettes over the summer months so it’s good to try some new ways to cook them. This makes a great side dish for a barbecue.
Courgettes with crispy cheese crumbs – to serve 4
- 6 courgettes, cut into chunky batons
- pinch dried chilli flakes
- 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 85g dried or stale breadcrumbs
- 3 tbsp grated Parmesan
- 4 tbsp passata
Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Put the courgettes in a baking dish or roasting tin and toss with the chilli, thyme and 1 tbsp oil and seasoning. Bake for 20 minutes.
Mix the rest of the oil with the garlic, breadcrumbs, Parmesan and some seasoning.
Stir the passata into the courgettes, sprinkle with the cheesey crumbs and bake for another 10-15 minutes until crispy.
(Original recipe from BBC Good Food)