The Ones That Got Away


Yesterday I ventured down to the vegetable gardens and found these zucchini.  At 1.8kg and 2.8kg they could certainly be regarded as the ones that got away.

2012-01-15 01The photograph shows them beside the food processor which gives an indication of the size of them.

In keeping with my previous post, there was no way I was going to waste them so I cut them up and and scooped the seeds out.  I then cut them into manageable pieces and fed them through the food processor with the grater attachment.  Since the skin is fairly tough on these large zucchini it did not grate particularly well but my work still yielded 8 x 400 g packs of grated zucchini in ziplock bags ready to freeze.

2012-01-15 02These are now packed away in the freezer, ready for use.  I make zucchini quiche/slice which works perfectly well with previously frozen zucchini.  I also add it to bolognaise sauce and lasagne.

I will post the recipe for the Zucchini Slice on Friday in Friday Favourites.

What do you do when you have a glut of a particular fruit or vegetable?

8 thoughts on “The Ones That Got Away

  1. wow! the mother of all zucchini! apparently shredded zucchini in brownies makes them very moist.

    I don’t have space to grow much of anything yet but we go fruit picking. We make apple butters and pear and peach jams, then we give them as gifts at the holidays. Do you have any good canning recipes?

    • I do not do a lot of canning but if I find any recipes that I use and like I will post them on Friday Favourites for you.

      Brownies – mmm! I have also heard of putting it in a chocolate cake – must try to find a recipe.

  2. Like you Fairy, I grate them to make sure I have zucchinis all year round to add to the zucchini slice, casseroles, spaghetti bologniaise et.! Also, for the first time – and I don’t know why we hadn’t done it before – my husband now cooks slices of the large zucchini, about 1cm thick on the BBQ. I put the slices in a bag with some oil and herbs and give them a shake. They then just need to be cooked on the BBQ each side – don’t take long and I have to say we really enjoy them! so much so, we are letting the zucchini get a little bigger so we can do this! Whether with meat and veg or with a BBQ and salad, they go really well and a little different to the usual stir fried zucchini.

  3. I will be freezing my glut of zucchinis, they sure do come in handy through the year. We all love zucchini slice….hot or cold.

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