Stuffed Zucchini Flowers

Time: 40 minutes or so
Effort: Medium


Ingredients
10 zucchini flowers, washed and split in half
3/4 cup ricotta cheese
4-5 sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, chopped
6 strips bottled red peppers (in oil) (I make my own - recipe coming soon!) - chop only 4 of them
salt, pepper
Pinch of dried oregano
2 small zucchinis cut into 1/4 " lengthwise strips
2 tbsp olive oil
3 tbs creme fraiche
2 tbsp toasted plain breadcrumbs


Heat oven to 400o. Grease a shallow baking dish lightly with some of the olive oil. Line the bottom with zucchini strips. In a small bowl, mix cheese, tomatoes, peppers, oregano. With a teaspoon, fill one side of each zucchini flower with cheese mixture, top with the other half of the flower, and repeat until each flower is "stuffed". Arrange them nicely over the zucchini strips. Decorate with the remaining peppers, drizzle with oil and creme fraiche. Salt and pepper to taste, then sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Bake for about 1/2 hour or until the top is golden brown.


Bon Appetit !

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