Recipe may contain gluten, peanuts, tree nuts, milk and soy.
A cross between a hearty zucchini slice and quiche, this easy recipe is cheesy and filling. All packed into a pie, and finished with a shortcrust pastry lattice, this dish is not only crispy but beautiful!
1 tbsp olive oil
1 brown onion, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, crushed
3 tsp fresh thyme leaves
2 (about 300g) zucchini, coarsely grated
50g (1/3 cup) plain flour
300g sliced ham off the bone, coarsely chopped
420g can corn kernels, rinsed, drained
2 sheets frozen shortcrust pastry, just thawed
2 sheets frozen puff pastry, just thawed
8 eggs, plus 1 egg, extra, lightly whisked
160ml (2/3 cup) milk
85g (3/4 cup) pre-grated 3 cheese blend
6 Method Steps
Step 1Preheat oven to 200C/180C fan forced.
Step 2Heat oil(1 tbsp olive oil) in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add onion (1 brown onion, finely chopped), garlic (3 garlic cloves, crushed) and thyme (3 tsp fresh thyme leaves). Cook, stirring, for 4 minutes or until softened. Add zucchini (2 (about 300g) zucchini, coarsely grated) and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until softened. Add flour (50g (1/3 cup) plain flour) and stir until combined. Transfer to a large bowl. Stir in ham (300g sliced ham off the bone, coarsely chopped) and corn (420g can corn kernels, rinsed, drained). Season. Set aside to cool slightly.
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Step 3Grease a 22 x 28cm (base measurement) rectangular baking dish. Use the shortcrust pastry (2 sheets frozen shortcrust pastry, just thawed) to line the base and sides of the dish. Trim excess pastry.
Step 4Place a 28cm-long piece of baking paper on a work surface. Cut the puff pastry into 2.5cm-wide strips. Arrange 8 pastry strips across the baking paper. Arrange the remaining pastry strips in the opposite direction (joining strips together to make longer strips, if necessary), layering to create a lattice pattern.
Step 5Whisk 8 of the eggs (8 eggs, plus 1 egg, extra, lightly whisked) and the milk (160ml (2/3 cup) milk) in a large bowl until combined. Season. Transfer the ham mixture to the pastry case. Pour over egg mixture. Sprinkle with the cheese (85g (3/4 cup) pre-grated 3 cheese blend). Brush some of the extra egg around the edge of the pastry. Top with the latticed pastry strips. Trim excess. Brush with a little more egg.
Step 6Bake for 45 minutes or until the pastry is golden and the filling is set. Set aside for 15 minutes to cool slightly before serving.