Torta de Zucchini (Vegetarian) Recipe

  • 2 pounds Zucchini
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 2 onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 can tomatoes, coarsely mashed (1 lb can)
  • 2 teaspoons chopped parsley
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup + 2 T. fine Bread Crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Cut zucchini into 1/8-inch slices.

Heat shortening in a large skillet.

Add onions and cook over medium heat until transparent.

Add zucchini and cook until just tender, turning occasionally.

Add tomatoes, parsley, salt, pepper, oregano, 1/2 C. bread crumbs, and cheeses.

Stir in eggs.

Grease 11-inch pie pan or a 14-inch pizza pan and coat well with 1 T. bread crumbs.

Pour zucchini mixture into prepared pan and spread out evenly.

Sprinkle with remaining breadcrumbs (1 T.) and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Let cool slightly.

Cut into wedges and serve.

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