Courgettes are easy to grow but you can quickly find yourself with a glut and in need of new ways to cook them all!
6 organic courgettes
50g organc butter
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
50g organic mature hard cheese, such as Cheddar
4 tablespoons double cream (optional)
Wipe the courgettes with a clean damp cloth. Trim the stalk. Slice each in half lengthways. Melt the butter in a frying pan. Fry the courgettes (in batches if necessary) cut side down until lightly golden. Turn over and transfer to an ovenproof shallow dish. Season and sprinkle with grated cheese. Cover with a lid or foil. Bake in the centre of a preheated oven at 190ºC/375ºF/Gas Mark 5 for 20 minutes. Heat the cream gently and pour over the courgettes to serve. Ideal as a side dish with fish or chicken.