~ Saturday Supper Club ~
Quick and Easy Mixed Courgette & Cherry Tomato Clafoutis with Cheese
I often make sweet clafoutis, especially with cherries, but recently I ate a savoury one in a local restaurant, and it was delicious. Much lighter than a gratin or a traditional Quiche and a wonderful, colourful recipe idea for a vegetable accompaniment, light lunch or even a starter. This is the version that I invented using yellow and green courgettes with some little cherry tomatoes. I used finely grated parmesan cheese as opposed to Cheddar cheese or another hard cheese, and it worked perfectly. I made this in a 30cm/12″ round earthenware French Tian; but any attractive oven to table baking dish would be suitable.
A delicious and easy traditional French pudding; Clafoutis or Clafouti is basically a baked custard/pancake batter type pudding which is usually baked with fruit, but as you can see from my recipe here, it works beautifully when made as a savoury dish using vegetables. As I am having friends over for supper tonight, this will be the perfect Saturday Supper Cub recipe; I will serve this with a side salad and lots of crusty baguette as well as some wine of course! I will also offer a cheese board and something light and frivolous for dessert……I am not sure what yet, but I am thinking an old-fashioned ice cream sundae…….maybe!
This is a perfect Saturday supper recipe idea I feel, and I forgot the mention that I also used frozen courgettes in this recipe, as I didn’t have any yellow ones available, but I DID have some frozen ones from last summer; so frozen veggies work well in this recipe too, which is handy for last-minute serving ideas. I will see you tomorrow with a sweet treat and news of my supper club party, I have to shoot off now as I have to cook lunch and prepare supper of course! Bye for now and have a great Saturday, Karen
Mixed Courgette & Cherry Tomato Clafoutis with Cheese
|Serves||2 to 4|
|Prep time||10 minutes|
|Cook time||30 minutes|
|Total time||40 minutes|
|Meal type||Appetizer, Lunch, Main Dish, Side Dish, Snack, Starter|
|Misc||Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold, Serve Hot|
|By author||Karen S Burns-Booth|
- 1 yellow courgette, sliced
- 1 green courgette, sliced
- 100g cherry tomatoes, halved
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 3 tablespoons creme fraiche or 3 tablespoons sour cream
- 100ml milk
- 25g self raising flour
- 75g grated parmesan cheese
- salt and pepper, to season
- 25g butter
Individual ones would make an attractive starter - reduce the cooking time by about 10 minutes; serve in individual ramekins with a side salad.
|Step 1||Pre-heat oven to 200°C or 400°F.|
|Step 2||Wash and wipe the courgettes - cut into medium sized slices, about half a centimeter or 1/4".|
|Step 3||Cut the cherry tomatoes into half - if they are very small, leave them whole.|
|Step 4||Cut up the butter into small pieces and scatter over the base of the baking dish. (if you are watching your fat content - you can leave the butter out)|
|Step 5||Add the crushed garlic; scatter over the top of the butter.|
|Step 6||Arrange the courgettes and cherry tomatoes in an attractive pattern, trying to keep the colours separate.|
|Step 7||Add the creme fraiche & milk to the beaten eggs; mix well. Sift the self raising flour into the egg mixture; stir in well.|
|Step 8||Add half of the parmesan cheese, salt and freshly ground black pepper; mix well.|
|Step 9||Pour over the top of the vegetables, making sure all the spaces are filled in with the custard/batter mix. Scatter the remaining parmesan cheese on top.|
|Step 10||Cook in a pre-heated oven for between 25 to 30 minutes, or until the clafouti has risen, is firm to the touch and it is golden brown on top.|
|Step 11||Serve as a vegetable accompaniment, for 4 people or with salad and crusty bread as a light lunch, for 2 people.|
Yummy! this looks really tasty!
Thanks Hesper, it was a tasty supper dish!
I love this:) Look delicious and beauty!
Thank you Gloria! 🙂
Ooh I’ve been meaning to make a savoury clafoutis for ages and this looks perfect! Thanks Karen 😀 PS I’ll add some dry-cure olives as I like a bit of umami with anything savoury. PPS I vote ice cream sundae, with salted peanuts
Olives sound great, I may try fried shallots next time as well as cubed feta cheese too….Thanks Kellie!
Just the sort of dish I love to have for lunch with a good salad or two. Can’t wait to get cooking this when our courgettes get growing this summer! x
Thanks Laura, it was a very tasty lunch and next time I will add shallots too.
Kentish Keg-Meg says
This looks fabulous . Have made a cherry clafoutis but never a savoury. Will be making this a.s.a.p.
This savoury clafoutis is much healthier than a quiche and just as tasty.
Working London mummy says
Lovely idea would work well with pj erase as well . Am going to try thtis out!
Think you will like this recipe for several reasons, it’s easy, it’s lower in fat than quiche and you can add what ever veggies are to hand too!
Working London mummy says
Sorry meant to say piperade!