Zucchini Squares

Presented by Chef Cynthia Ferich

1 cup baking mix*
½ cup Romano cheese, grated
½ teaspoon oregano
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
½ cup olive oil
dash of pepper
½ cup onion, minced
4 eggs, well-beaten
3 cups of zucchini, washed, dried, and thinly sliced

Thoroughly mix all ingredients, except zucchini, combining the batter.  Fold in zucchini slices and pour mixture into a greased 9 x 13 x 2 inch pan (brushed with olive oil).

Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 40 minutes.  Let rest for at least 10 minutes.  Cut into small squares with a sharp knife and serve warm.

Note:  May also be prepared in two 8-inch pie plates and served as a torta or quiche.  Add a salad, and you have an easy, affordable brunch, lunch, or dinner.

Cut smaller squares and serve as an appetizer.

To make your own baking mix:  
*Combine:  1 cup of flour, 1-1/2 tsp baking powder, ¼ tsp. salt and 1 Tbls. olive oil

Gluten-free alternative:
*Substitute the 1 cup of baking mix: 
Combine:   ¾ cup of rice flour + 1 teaspoon baking powder + ¼ tsp salt + ½ cup water + 1 Tbls. olive oil.

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Cynthia Ferich
'Cynthia Cooks'
PO Box 49662
Charlotte, NC  28277-0082