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#1 Old 08-09-2005, 07:20 AM
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My boss has a garden & bring in tons of stuff to the office for us to take. I have a huge ass zucchini & she'd bringing more. Besides making zucchini bread-too hot to bake, what else is there to make? Can I freeze it after/before cutting? I don't want to have to eat zucchini like all week.
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#2 Old 08-09-2005, 07:31 AM
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YUM. well, steamed zucchini is just so delicious by itself but it seems like you want something a bit more exciting.



i have a good recipe for zucchini sticks, but it's not vegan (egg whites + parmasean). if you are vegan... i'm sure you could find (or know) a way to alter it. oh hell, i'll just post it. alter the measurements accordingly



3 large zucchinis

1/2 cup italian seasoned bread crumbs

1/4 cup finely grated parmasean

2 tbsp dried oregano

1 tbsp dried basil

1/2 tsp kosher salt

1/2 tsp fresh black pepper

2 tsp cayenne pepper

2 egg whites

2 sprays olive oil cooking spray



preheat oven to 450.



cut zucchini into pieces 3" long and then into quarters. set aside.



in a shallow dish, mix together the breaed crumbs, parm, oregano, basil, salt, cayenne and black pepper until well mixed



in the bowl of a mixer whip egg whites until just frothy and then pour into separate shallow dish. coat zucchini w/ egg whites and then roll in bread crumb mixture until completely covered



place a wire rack on top of a baking sheet. arrange the coated zucchini on the wire about 1" apart from each other. spray lightly w/ cooking spray. baking for 7 minutes or until crispy. serve immeadiately.
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#4 Old 08-09-2005, 08:25 AM
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Zucchini is like totally the best, it's good raw in a salad too.

I still need to knowif it can be frozen.
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#5 Old 08-09-2005, 09:16 AM
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If you freeze a whole zucchini it will probably turn to mush when thawed, which is ok if you want zucchini mush later for bread.
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you can always use it with some carrots and brocolli in a stirfry ... or just fry it up flour and make a garlic mayo dressing for it ...... ( now i want some and i can't have it because it's too hot)
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Zucchini is like totally the best, it's good raw in a salad too.

I still need to knowif it can be frozen.



a woman I used to work with would shred her zucchini before freezing it and then would make zucchini bread all winter. If you freeze it whole, it WILL turn to mush, but shredding it makes it easier to make bread....
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#8 Old 08-09-2005, 11:29 AM
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Fabulous, good to know. I have yellow squash on top of the zucchini. So if I cut them up I can then freeze them?
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Steamed zucchini all by itself is nastay!!



I can not believe my ears! (Okay, my eyes... sorta) Steamed zucchini all on its lonesome is pretty yummy. Almost as yummy as bananas! It has a slight astringent taste to it, though, so Soilman may want to avoid trying it.





For the freezing question, I would suggest slicing and cooking it before freezing it.



I wonder if it would work in a gaspacho... Sounds like a natural choice to me.
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Steamed zucchini all on its lonesome is pretty yummy. Almost as yummy as bananas!



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#11 Old 08-09-2005, 12:54 PM
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You can freeze zucchini. It will be mushy when thawed, so put it frozen straight into whatever you're cooking:



Here's what me and my Mom do....



Zucchini can be sliced, breaded and frozen in a single layer (ie: on a cookie sheet) and later, when it's frozen solid, placed in a freezer bag, then you can fry it later.

You can also do this with okra;

(To "bread" zucchini - Dip in soymilk then in flour/cornmeal mixed with a little salt and pepper - just plain cornmeal falls off in the freezer.) To use later - Put frozen into a frypan with oil, brown on both sides - enjoy!!



Shredded, drained (Really SQUEEZE the moisture out!!) and placed in a freezer bag & frozen, for bread, etc.; or chunked (size depending on use in recipe) and placed in freezer bags and frozen.

I like to make "Italian" zucchini-tomatoes, celery, onion, red pepper & zuchinni w/ spices and freeze it that way also. Then I just add to pasta sauce later on.
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I'm so freaking sick of zucchini bread, fried zucchini, zucchini in stir fries, and just seeing the ****ing things everywhere.



*has parents who planted two zucchini plants in a family where nobody even likes zucchini that much* My mom says it makes her feel successful because the zucchini alwys grows monsterously
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Misq17: Just ship them to me. I'll eat them!
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I'm not sure I could find a big enough box...



Some of them are really really big, and there are so many *hides*
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See the photo album for my most recent, zucchini-related addition (https://www.veggieboards.com/gallery/...php?i=5599&c=1)



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Misq17: Just ship them to me. I'll eat them!

No, give them to me. I want zucchini.
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Don't worry, there's more than enough for all of you zucchini loving freaks
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I can definitely see why your mother is a proud woman. I must try my own hand at this. Gonna go heck my apples. They're not as big as the zuchinni.
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My grandfather-in-law keeps bringing in the zuchinni from the garden. What do you do with the round white ones? http://www.vegetableseed.net/heirloo...e-pattypan.jpg
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My broccoli and cauliflower don't even have heads yet. I hope that their heads will get as big as that zucchini.
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What do you do with the round white ones?

Oh, I LOVE the round white ones. I just use them how I would use any other summer squash.
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#22 Old 08-10-2005, 08:35 PM
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Oh, I LOVE the round white ones. I just use them how I would use any other summer squash.



Oh. Uhh...and how do you use any other summer squash?



I don't like squash. I've only cooked it once in my life (in the oven) and it came out nasty.
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