Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Frozen Zucchini Question Answered…


After my last blog post I got a comment from Michelle asking about zucchini… 


How do you freeze zucchini? Do you grate it or keep it whole? Do you have any recipes on your website on using Zucchini? 


I freeze my zucchini by grating it first and then putting it into zip type baggies, label, date and freeze.  I put two cups of grated zucchini in each bag because that is typically how much is called for in most recipes.  If a recipe calls for more (like 3 cups) I will often just do the two cups and have not had a problem with that.   


You could also cube it up and freeze it and use it in soups.  It gets mushy and watery after freezing so you can’t eat it like you do when it is fresh.  But it works great in baked goods and soups.  


Here are some recipes that can use frozen zucchini: 


Zucchini Muffins: http://www.thefamilyhomestead.com/zucchinimuffins.htm  


Zucchini Bread: http://www.thefamilyhomestead.com/zucchinibread1.htm 


Zucchini Coffee Cake: http://www.thefamilyhomestead.com/zucchinicoffeecake.htm 


Zucchini Cake: http://www.thefamilyhomestead.com/zucchinicake.htm 


I have other recipes on my site using zucchini but they tend to work better with fresh zucchini. 


 


 

8 comments:

  1. I have never heard of freezing zucchini. I will be trying that. Thanks for a good idea.

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  2. Can you please educate me a little on Sucanat and Cane Juice Crystals and give me a few tips on where to get them for a good deal. Thank you!

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  3. www.sweetlocuslane.blogspot.comApril 15, 2010 at 11:43 PM

    I am so glad you posted this. Was in the freezer the other day noticed all my frozen bags of zucchini and thought I really must use it up. Thank-you

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  4. May I suggest dehydrating about 1/4 in thick slices of zucchini and summer squash to use in soups and stews?? I've done this for the past 5 or so years and whenever I make a pot of soup or stew, I toss in a handful and simmer until tender. Delish and they don't get mushy either.


    Michele

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  5. I made the zucchini cake and it was wonderful! Thanks for the recipe and keeping up your amazing site! Have a blessed week!

    Sheri, Hilltopblessings.blogsot.com

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  6. please post a picture of the box your hubby built for your seedlings. They look great!

    Peace.

    Mrs. Arrow

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  7. Leslie @glennfamilygardens.blogspot.comApril 26, 2010 at 2:07 PM

    Just wanted to say thanks so much for all your wonderful tips and tricks. You always inspire me to be a better homemaker. It is nice to find others that have similar callings in life. Also your instant oatmeal recipe is fantastic!!! I will be making this tomorrow!

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  8. I too, was wondering where to buy succant for a decent price. The only place I have been able to find it is at Whole Foods and it is VERY expensive! Thanks :D

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