This carrot and zucchini flan is suitable to be made in a microwave, so it is a pretty easy recipe if you want to impress friends and at the same time are running out of time.
Vegetables and protein get together to create a balanced meal. Moreover, if you make it in a glass container which is easy to be taken to work, even better since this carrot and zucchini flan is your perfect companion for a quick healthy lunch at work.
The word flan is a French word; it has existed since the 12th century, coming from medieval French, Frankish, flado, meaning “cake”. During the Roman Empire, they did something similar called tyropatina. It also existed in the sweet or the salty version as the one we are presenting you. The more accurate etymology should be from tyros, meaning “cheese” in Greek and patina which is a bowl, pan or a casserole to curdle or boil food, so, there you have: a pot to curdle cheese. By the way, patinarius is Latin also means glutton; however, eating this dish doesn’t make you one of them.
Speaking of etymology, the American use of the word zucchini comes from the Toscan word zucchino, whereas in the UK, they used the French word courgette. Zucchini or courgette, no matter what, is a variety of cucurbit, which means is from the same family as cucumber, squash and melon. They are extremely versatile, tender and easy to cook. When choosing a courgette, check they are firm to touch with a glossy, unblemished skin and remember, they are better from June to September! When a zucchini is fully grown is referred to as a marrow.
Carrot and zucchini flan