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finally figured out what to do with BIG zucchini !!

 
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Now, I love the occasional huge zucchini!
It saves on the grocery bill for sure!

 


What else have you guys done with zucc-enormandy?!

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Video summary: Improvises a solar dehydrator, makes dried zucchini chips

 
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Most of my zucchini is perfectly edible when large, as long as you remove the seeds. I have occasionally come across a variety or two where the skin is too hard, but that's unusual. So anything from pasta with fried zucchini (stick shaped), or grated and cooked down to a paste for preserving, or grating for freezing are all good ways to utilize large zucchini.
 
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I remove the seeds and make relish.

I like the relish made with tomatoes and onions.
 
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I leave them on my neighbors porch
 
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Definitely zoodles.   The bigger ones are better. Got this from Jack Spirko (the survival podcast).  

Use the tool in the picture to make a bunch of strips, including outer skin but stop when you get to the seeds.   Then put them in a colander over your sink and salt them a lot.  Leave them for an hour and then wash them thoroughly. They will have the extra moisture taken out to make them more like noodles but the washing helps them from being too salty.

Then put some grass fed butter or or red sauce in a pan and warm it up.  Put the zoodles in and just warm it up.  Add shrimp or chicken or anything else, maybe some parmesean  

It’s delicious and makes you look forward to big zucchini
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M Johnson wrote:Definitely zoodles.   The bigger ones are better. Got this from Jack Spirko (the survival podcast).  

Use the tool in the picture to make a bunch of strips, including outer skin but stop when you get to the seeds.   Then put them in a colander over your sink and salt them a lot.  Leave them for an hour and then wash them thoroughly. They will have the extra moisture taken out to make them more like noodles but the washing helps them from being too salty.

Then put some grass fed butter or or red sauce in a pan and warm it up.  Put the zoodles in and just warm it up.  Add shrimp or chicken or anything else, maybe some parmesean  

It’s delicious and makes you look forward to big zucchini



Sounds delicious - thank you for sharing!
 
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We fill them. Slice in half, scoop out seeds (I save ours), scoop out some meat. Then chop up the zuke meat and mix with hamburger. You can add tomato, sauce, rice or peppers if you like. Then cover with cheese and bake. Delicious supper and leftovers for days!
 
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I just enjoyed the first taste of my experimental fermented courgettes. With fennel seeds and a pinch of chilli. Very good. I cut long thin strips for this.
 
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Chris rain wrote:Now, I love the occasional huge zucchini!
It saves on the grocery bill for sure!

 



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Very good idea, never tried this, but i think that I need to do that the next time I will find some big zucchini. Thank you very much for sharing!
 
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That's a great idea, thanks for sharing.   We have had several that are huge zucchini discoveries!  I have made zucchini fritters, veggie patties and pasta salad.  Now i
can try this!  
 
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Grate them for zuchinni bread or veggie burgers.  For the burgers, I add cooked, mashed beans, lots of chopped greens, garlic onions and a little arrowroot flour to make it stick together better or either an egg.   Leftover grated zuchinni stored in two cup portions in the freezer for later use as zuchinni bread,  
 
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Faye Streiff wrote:Grate them for zuchinni bread or veggie burgers.  For the burgers, I add cooked, mashed beans, lots of chopped greens, garlic onions and a little arrowroot flour to make it stick together better or either an egg.   Leftover grated zuchinni stored in two cup portions in the freezer for later use as zuchinni bread,  


I also grate zucchini (and store them in the freezer - you just have to thaw them on a sieve to allow the excess water to drip off). Then I make patties with leftover rice, one egg, some flour and herbs and spices (a crushed garlic clove as well). They are a quick frugal meal and especially one of my daughters loves them.
 
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Chris, the make-shift dehydrator in the video is extremely clever!

My way of dealing with an over-abundance of zucchini (large and small) is to not plant them, lol. Not really a zucchini fan, so I plant other varieties instead. When those get large, I make stuffed squash.
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NOT zucchini, but could be done with zucchini
NOT zucchini, but could be done with zucchini
 
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Didn't see it mentioned nor do I have a recipe.,but zucchini bread....similar to banana bread is popular in these parts.
 
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Grilled zucchini steaks for my veggie friends. I cut them at an angle, season and grill them with a lil olive oil. Yum!
 
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Breaded and fried alongside fried green tomatoes is my favorite way to consume them.
 
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