After the muffins, pasta, casseroles, woks/stir fries, etc. here is one delicious way to enjoy it! It is a great snack, an appetizer, or even a light meal if you so choose. It does not require much skill, but the results are amazing.
All you need are the washed zucchini, ground pepper (salt), dry cured ham - like Prosciutto or Jamón serrano, or a local variation if you have one - and cheese. I used a mixture of shredded mozzarella, cheddar, and parmesan and it worked well.
I made sure there was an ample space for the ham and that it actually stayed in place. I grind some black pepper on the zucchini, adding salt was not necessary since both the ham and the cheese are salty. Last I put the cheese on top of the zucchini, and then into the oven for 45 minutes at 350F / 180C.
If the around measurement to your zucchini is very large, I would cut it in half length wise and make two of the ham and cheese logs, just so that the flavors are evenly distributed to each bite of the delicious thing!
I hope you enjoy the ham and cheese zucchini log, the cooling evenings, the football season, and the pumpkin spice everything...
Till next time
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