Serve this as a light lunch or summer supper, accompanied by a green salad, homemade bread, and white wine.
1 cup raw zucchini, peeled and coarsely grated
1/2 teaspoon (sea) salt
2 eggs, separated
2 medium potatoes, cooked, peeled, and mashed
1/2 onion, chopped and sautéed
2 ounces Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
Dash of garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
Sprinkle zucchini with (sea) salt and let stand for 10 minutes. Drain. Combine zucchini with lightly beaten egg yolks. Add mashed potato, sautéed onion, half the grated cheese, the garlic powder, and salt and pepper. Beat egg whites with pinch of salt until stiff. Fold into zucchini mixture. Pour into small casserole. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 to 40 minutes, or until brown. Serve hot.