Courgette pate

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pounds Courgettes
2 ounces Butter
2 Eggs
2 Spring Onions (optional)
pinch Majoram
pinch Thyme
pinch Salt
pinch Black Pepper

Wash and trim the courgettes and cut them into slices about half an inch thick. Melt half the butter in a pan and cook the courgettes in it gently for about 10 minutes, until they become just soft but not pulpy. Put them in a food processor. Put the remaining butter into the pan, break in the eggs and soft scramble them. Add a couple of trimmed and chopped spring onions, if liked, and mix them in with the scrambled eggs. Add the eggs to the courgettes in the food processor with the majoram and thyme and a genorous seasoning of salt and pepper - otherwise this can be a very bland dish. Process for a few seconds, scrape the sides down and process again. The end result is a beautiful gold and green flecked puree. If you are not using a processor, mash everything together with a fork really well. Pour the puree into a souffle dish and chill for two hours until the butter and eggs have set. This pate remains soft, so you can cut it with a spoon. but it is also spreadable, deliciously light and delicate.

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