on Aug 22, 2012 @ 04:49 pm

I am having a bumper crop of zucchini and running out of ideas!I have made so many  zucchini loaves,breaded zucchini and grated and froze lots for future cooking but they keep on coming! I've also been giving them away and donated to the food bank and everyone here is getting sick of them lol...Does anyone have some great recipes/ideas?Thanks in advance :)

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Feed meLOL on Aug 22, 2012 @ 05:20 pm

I'm not sure if you can do this with zucchini because I haven't tried it. Have you ever sliced it into rounds, lightly breaded it and then fried it and served it with sour cream for dipping. I have a recipe like this that I use for eggplant, but I don't see why you couldn't give it a try with zucchini, unless its to dense of a veggie do do this with. Let me know if you'd like to give it a try and I'll send you the recipe. I know its really good with eggplant. I bet your having such a great crop because of all the wet weather you had this year.

canning? on Aug 22, 2012 @ 07:03 pm

how about canning?i love grilled zucchini on a bbq.... yummy.

Thanks on Aug 22, 2012 @ 08:22 pm

@Takoda -Thats what I meant by breaded zucchini.I have been cutting them in rounds and doing a egg/milk wash and then dipping in a bread crumb/cornmeal and spices then frying them.I love the idea of a sour cream dip to go with them.Is your coating different?What do you use for coating?

@mystictiger-I do actually do canning... I've actually been overloaded with dill cucumbers as wel and canning those like crazy.I will see if I can find a recipe to can zucchini I have never tried that!Yes they are very good on the barbecue!Thank you.

sweet cupcakes? on Aug 22, 2012 @ 08:37 pm

wouldn't be that something new? sweet cupcakes with zucchini?sounds interesting.

No Bread crumbs on Aug 23, 2012 @ 07:47 am

I believe for the eggplant its just egg beaten, flour, salt and pepper
and your cooking oil of course. But don't quote me on that, I'll have to
look it up for you and get back to ya. It's in one of my thousands of
cook books, but I have a pretty good idea witch one its in. I know you
like spicy food, so you probably could add a little of this and that to
the flour if you wanted to. I really don't see why not. Like I said I've
only done it with eggplant, but I can look up some recipes in my cook
books for ya and send those to you as well. I'll get back to ya later
today, I'm sure I can find something new for ya. What else did you grow this year?

My blueberries didn't work out this year, but its their first year in
the ground, so maybe next year. My raspberries on the other hand are
just covered and a few are just starting to turn red.

The only other thing we planted this year was a tomato plant and I think
its on steroids.LOL It's eight feet tall, four feet around and I have
tomatoes coming out of my ears. The only thing is I never get enough
that are ripe enough at one time to do anything with, other then freeze
them. Any how I'll get that recipe and more to you either later today, or


Zucchini on Aug 23, 2012 @ 07:54 am

How about just shredding it up and putting in freezer. Later you can add some extra nutrition to your pasta sauces or meatloaf without the kids knowing there is veggie in it :)

P.S that is awesome you donated to food bank !!

Hey Bren I found some for ya. on Aug 23, 2012 @ 12:57 pm

I have the eggplant recipe I was talking about and I was wrong about the
ingredients.LOL It's been so long since I made it, but I wasn't to far
off. If you like it let me know. I also found some Zucchini recipes for
you. I'll give you the names of the recipes here and you can tell me
witch one's you'd like to try.

First up we have Cold Zucchini soup.

Lamb-Stuffed zucchini

Zucchini chicken

Zucchini Frittate

Zucchini Ziti

Baked zucchini and corn

Zucchini and Pepper stew

Zucchini in dilled sour cream

Zucchini with Parmesan cheese

Wilted-zucchini salad

Sauteed zucchini Italian style

Zucchini and tomato frittata Zucchini and cucumbers in sour cream

Zucchini with creamy cheese topping

Zucchini pickles

That's all I have for now, but I'm sure I can find more for you if none
of these sound good to you. If any do let me know witch one's and I'll
send them to you.


Thanks on Aug 23, 2012 @ 01:11 pm

@ mystictiger-Yum that recipe looks good I think I will switch from loaves to cupcakes.thanks

@takoda-I'm like you I also have giant tomato plants this year its gotten very hot here so everything is taking off....I don't have a very big garden now since moving so just the basics-tomatoes, cucumbers,herbs,hot peppers,zucchini,garlic,onionsI did try a few different tomato plants this year for a change black pineapple,fuzzy peach,black prince and green zebras so far there looking really cool.

There are also soooo many plum trees here there everywhere and most all wild...Thats why we get so many bears around, there having a feast off the trees lol...Wow that's lots of recipes above they just popped up as I was writing this!Theres a few I'm curious I will get back to you.. but very curious about the zucchini pickle recipe! Thanks Takoda

@crysrob-That is how I freeze mine as well grated and air locked in freezer bags its great to have during the winter months...Yes the food bank always gets over looked its just up the hill from me in a church I see the signs all the time so I stopped by and they were so ecstatic to receive produce..


poor orphan zucchinis :) on Aug 23, 2012 @ 01:21 pm

I remember a friend saying that she'd go door to door in her neighbourhood to unload her extra zucchinis. Didn't always have takers though, so if there was no answer at the door she'd just leave it on the front step with a sticky note saying "Enjoy!". She would laugh about abandoning her orphan zucchinis on people's doorsteps :) That's part of the reason I haven't bothered with a garden in years (even though I truly enjoy it), because I have so many neighbours eager to unload their extra produce! Now to find a neighbour with too much wine and chocolate... hm.

Bren on Aug 23, 2012 @ 01:24 pm

Your welcome, just let me know witch one's you'd like to try and I'll
send them to you. You really have to post some pic's of these wild
sounding tomatoes! I've never heard of any of them and I live right
around the corner from the tomato capital of the world.LOL Please be
careful when your out for a walk! When you tell me stories about the
bears and other wild animals you have out there it scares me.LOL I'm not
going to the funeral until 7pm so give me a shout back when you've
picked a few recipes out.


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