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  • Serves: 12 Servings

Zucchini Top Hats

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Category: Appetizers

 Ingredients List

  • -SHELL-----
  • 4 md Zucchini -- not over 2"
  • Wide
  • Salt
  • 2 lg Tomatoes; skinned -- seeded
  • 2 md Spanish onions -- chopped
  • 1/2 lb Dried chanterelles --
  • Soaked
  • Warm water and chopped
  • 1/2 c Carrots -- shredded
  • 2 tb Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 ts Ground white pepper
  • 1 tb Tomato puree


pn Saffron; generous pinch 4 Egg whites 1/4 c Parmesan cheese; grated
Wash zucchini, cutting into 1" segments. Hollow out insides of zucchini
with a teaspoon, leaving a firm base and 1/8" sides. Salt zucchini and
invert on a paper towel. Allow to drain for 1/2 hr. Heat olive oil in med.
skillet and saute vegetables until all liquid has evaporated. Remove from
heat and add pepper, puree, and saffron. Add salt to taste. Cool for 10
mins. In a food processor or blender, mix vegetables and egg whites.

Rinse zucchini and blanch for no more than 45 seconds in boiling water in
lg. stock pot. Remove and drain upside down on paper towels. When cool,
place in buttered cake pans. Stuff each zucchini with a rounded tspnful of
vegetable mixture. Top with parmesan cheese. Bake at 400~ for 15-20 mins.
or until lightly browned. Remove and serve after allowing a brief cooling

Note - may be served as a main course vegetable by splitting zucchini

lengthwise, hollowing and preparing accdg. to appetizer instructions,
dividing stuffing among 8 pieces.

Author - Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach, VA

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