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Old 12-02-2015, 01:06 PM   #1
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Zucchini?

I cooked for a branch last Sunday. Made pancakes, potato latkes and zucchini latkes. I have probably good 4 pounds of shredded zucchini left.

Looking for advice what to do with it.

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Old 12-02-2015, 01:11 PM   #2
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- Added to a minestrone (perhaps might require chopping up smaller)

- added to a tomato sauce for a pasta dish, e.g. for spaghetti

- saute some sliced onions and add it i.e. stir fried as a side dish
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Old 12-02-2015, 01:14 PM   #3
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Craig makes a layered casserole with sliced zucchini using S and P, dots of butter and crushed Ritz crackers, then bake at 375 until soft, 30 mins to an hour depending on size of dish. He uses yellow squash too but it could be made with either/or. Not sure how it would work with shredded zucchini though.

You could always make zucchini bread/muffins. Just find a recipe that sounds good to you unless somebody has one they really like. They should freeze well too as I know the banana bread I make does.

My girlfriend puts shredded zucchini in spaghetti sauce, chocolate cakes, anything that will hide it like gravy dishes where you can use an immersion blender, makes a good thickener too. She has a son with cystic fibrosis who doesn't like veges, as well as his Dad. They never know it's there.
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Old 12-02-2015, 01:46 PM   #4
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Zucchini bread and zucchini muffins are wonderful. And, since the holidays are just ahead, a loaf of zucchini bread or a tray of muffins make super gifts.

Also, Charlie, you can freeze shredded zucchini in 2-cup portions, which is pretty close to what most bread and muffin recipes call for. I've discovered that it's actually better after having been frozen. Has to be drained a bit but it seems to produce a moister end product.

I learned about freezing shredded zucchini a few years ago when our garden produced far faster than we could stay ahead of it. Had to do something with it after we ran out of friends and family who would take it.
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Old 12-02-2015, 01:49 PM   #5
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Zucchini?

Zucchini is so neutral, I'd throw it into everything: soups, casseroles, lasagna, breads, cookies, cakes, pancakes. Squeeze dry before you use it.

And I agree, it freezes nicely.
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Old 12-02-2015, 02:51 PM   #6
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I think freezing might be the thing to do. I am so wiped(SP?) after the branch, I don't even want to step in the kitchen.

Thank you everybody.
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Old 12-02-2015, 03:42 PM   #7
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yes, lift it out of the container it's now in and drain it. Freeze in usable / recipe size freezer bags.

I third it for zucchini bread, zucchini cake or muffins and chocolate zucchini ones too.

Goes good in any casserole and toss to cook along with ground meat and onions, like if you make tacos.
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Ooohhh, Zucchini Gratin?
I can't wait to have a garden again!!!
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You could make muffins with them! I absolutely love baking with zucchini. :-)
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Old 08-13-2016, 10:12 PM   #10
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Zucchini brownies are very good. So is zucchini pie--a savory quiche dish found on allrecipes. And I make it into apple pie filling and use it for breakfast with oatmeal or granola or mix it with yogurt.
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