I was looking for something savoury to spread on my toast when I came across this recipe for courgette butter on the Kitchn. I love it because courgettes/zucchini are almost always inexpensive and apart from a bit of grating and stirring, the recipe requires very little work: just grate your courgettes and sautée them over low heat with a pinch of salt and a few cloves of minced garlic until it all cooks down into a delicious butter. I used two large-ish courgettes, cooked them in a mixture of olive and sunflower seed oil for over an hour and got a generous cup of the spread for about €0,50. Courgettes are one of my favourite vegetables, and I love the mild buttery flavour of this spread; I really enjoyed it on top of bread and hummus.
This looks delicious!
What?! I’ve never heard of this before. It looks so cool! I definitely am making this!
Yay! I hope you like it!
I think I need some of this in my life!
PS. I had to look-up courgette — I had no idea what it was at first ;)
Ooh yes – zucchini! Maybe I should’ve used both words… thanks for pointing that out! :)
I just meant that it was new to me. I like courgette…it sounds so fancy!
Courgette does sound a little fancy! :) The recipe on the Kitchn even calls this spread a marmalade, which makes it sound even fancier (maybe too fancy for what it is, which is just sautéed zucchini, but it does taste really delicious).
Ohh. This is very interesting!
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