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Old 06-21-2010, 03:55 PM   #1
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Zucchini, that time of the year again!!

I know this thread pops up annually about this time of the year. With my 6 zucchini plants beginning to flower, I just want to get myself prepared for the endless amount of zucchini's Ill be dealt with. I dont necessarily want to rehash all the previous threads about zucchinis, But I guess what Im asking is if anyone has come up with any new ideas, recipes, uses for zucchinis since last year. Im sure ill be making soups, zucchini bread, quiche, zucchini parmesan hero's, stuffed zucchinis ..... Just looking for a few new ideas.

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Old 06-21-2010, 04:12 PM   #2
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Send me some. Mine all got powdery mildew already and are dying. I'm going to try some new plants in another part of the garden.
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Old 06-21-2010, 04:15 PM   #3
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Make zucchini chips, dehydrated kind, not the fried appetizer type.
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Old 06-21-2010, 04:18 PM   #4
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My plants look healthy so far, havnt got the mildew yet. its been kinda dry up here, just struggling to keep everything adequately watered,
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Old 06-21-2010, 04:31 PM   #5
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Do you have a dehydrator? I sliced some zucchini's up last summer and made chips with them. You can spice them up anyway you like. Italian, hot & spicy flavors were pretty good. Easy to do.
Clean, take off the skin. They are a little tough if left on. Slice, spice up and dry until they are crisp. Mine took about 4 hours if that to dry. Great chips for ranch or sour cream type dips. I kept them stored in mason jars.

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Old 06-21-2010, 05:00 PM   #6
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Make zucchini chips, dehydrated kind, not the fried appetizer type.
I've never had the zuchini chips. How is it done? It sounds great and I think the kids would like it.
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Old 06-21-2010, 05:12 PM   #7
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read what Chef Munky wrote...
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Old 06-21-2010, 06:10 PM   #8
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read what Chef Munky wrote...
Thanks an going to give them a try.
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Old 06-21-2010, 07:08 PM   #9
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From my to-try list:

ZUCCHINI AND FRESH HERBS FRITTERS
notes from my food diary :: Zucchini and fresh herb fritters :: September :: 2009

ZUCCHINI AND SUMMER SQUASH GRATIN WITH PARMESAN AND FRESH THYME
Zucchini & Summer Squash Gratin with Parmesan & Fresh Thyme - Fine Cooking Recipes, Techniques and Tips

BAKED ZUCCHINI STICKS
For the love of cooking: Baked Zucchini Sticks

ZUCCHINI, TOMATO, AND BASIL COUSCOUS SALAD
What Did You Eat?: WHB: Zucchini, Tomato, And Basil Couscous Salad

ZUCCHINI GAZPACHO
Je Mange la Ville » It's Hot Again: Time for Zucchini Gazpacho (and a Dinner Out)

GRILLED ZUCCHINI WITH GARLIC AND LEMON BUTTER BASTE
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/fo...r-Baste-235356
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Old 06-21-2010, 11:16 PM   #10
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No recipe but how about some zucchini haiku?

Zucchini sleeps not
Divides, spreads and covers the land
Squashes veggie joy
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Old 06-21-2010, 11:49 PM   #11
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Dinner was zucchini, cooked in evoo,salt,pepper,sliced onion,garlic, when the zuchini was softened, I added 6 beaten eggs,parmesan cheese, topped it all with grated swiss cheese let the cheese melt and served. We had salad and warm sour dough bread and butter and ice ea. It was so good. Tomorrow I'm going to make zuchini bread.yummers
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Old 06-22-2010, 12:08 AM   #12
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Don't forget August 8 is National Leave a Zucchini on Your Neighbor's Porch Day.

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Old 06-22-2010, 03:10 AM   #13
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corn+zuchini

Here is one that has a Mexican flavor to it
Corn and Zuchini
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Old 06-22-2010, 07:46 AM   #14
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No recipe but how about some zucchini haiku?

Zucchini sleeps not
Divides, spreads and covers the land
Squashes veggie joy



precisely why I no longer grow it




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you are growing 6 plants?
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Old 06-22-2010, 10:29 AM   #15
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I saw Ellie Krieger make these on The Food Channel the other day, & plan to try them myself. Looked both healthy & tasty.

Zucchini Parmesan Crisps Recipe : Ellie Krieger : Recipes : Cooking Channel
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Old 06-22-2010, 10:37 AM   #16
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Thanks for this thread! I have 1 plant in my front yard, put it there as a lark, and it is actually growing! I might get a few zucchs from it...
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Old 06-22-2010, 10:40 AM   #17
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I am the gardening anomaly, I plant zucchini and kill it nearly every year. I LOVE having my friends and neighbors give me their extras. Gotta say though, my fave way to have it is just lightly grilled with a sprinkle of s&p and a shot of soy sauce before serving. I'd eat it everyday if I could.
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Old 06-22-2010, 11:06 AM   #18
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Zucchini pancakes.
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Old 07-05-2010, 01:26 PM   #19
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I've got lots of zuchinnis from the garden and can't consume them fast enough.
I like the idea of dehydrating them & turning them into chips. Can I simply place the sliced pieces and spread them on large baking pans?
I just built an outdoor brick oven which can hold temp for days and would like to take advantage of this residual low heat.
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Old 07-05-2010, 01:30 PM   #20
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maybe use a rack on top of the pans so the air can flow underneath as well
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