Vegetarian Cucumber Gratin


  • 2 Tbs. unsalted butter

  • 3 pieces Cucumber, peeled, halved, seeded, and cut into 2- x 1/2-inch strips (4 cups)

  • 1/8 tsp. sugar

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives

  • 2 tsp. chopped fresh tarragon

  • 1 tsp. coarsely chopped fresh dill

  • 1 tsp Lemon zest, grated

  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs

  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • ¾ tbsp Salt

  • Black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Add butter in a saucepan over medium heat until it's melted. Cook for 3 minutes, or until beginning to brown.

  • Toss sliced cucumbers in a rectangular cake pan with 1 Tbs. brown butter, salt, and sugar. Bake for about 25 minutes.

  • Remove the dish from the oven, and preheat the broiler. Add chives, tarragon, dill, and lemon zest to cucumbers, and toss to coat. Season with pepper, if desired.

  • Stir together breadcrumbs, Parmesan, and remaining 1 Tbs. brown butter in a bowl. Sprinkle breadcrumb mixture over cucumbers. Broil for 2 minutes, or until crumbs are golden brown.

  • Serve and enjoy!

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