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Makes 8 servings


  • 1 pound small zucchini, ends trimmed
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 Cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil


Butter and flour a 7″ x 11″ or 9″ x 9″ baking dish and set it aside.

Cut the zucchini into thin rounds. Layer them in a colander and sprinkle salt between each layer. Place a weight such as a large can on top the zucchini to weigh the slices down. Allow the zucchini to “sweat” for 1 hour. Rinse and dry the slices and set them aside.

Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, whisk together the butter, sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Stir in the milk, egg, salt, and flour to create a batter. Fold in the zucchini.

Pour the mixture into the baking dish. Drizzle the top with olive oil. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the center. Serve warm cut into squares.