I may be getting way ahead of myself -- black thumb and
all -- but if I happen to actually grow more zukes that
my wife and I can eat, can I chop them up, toss them in
a zip lock bag, and freeze them for the winter (when I
am relegated to frozen vegi's anyway)?
Talk about run on sentences!
Only if you plan to add them to soups or stews. They will
pretty much be mush.
They can also be sliced thin to dry, in which case they can be
eaten like veggie chips. Or slicea little thicker and dry, and you
get something which will be a little toothier then frozen zukes
when soaked and cooked (or added to soups and stews).
Summer squash freezes well, it's in frozen packages of California
Blend at the market... only I strongly suggest freezing it in a cooked
dish containing zukes, as in baked products and/or stewps... and give
the overage away... I see no point in filling a freezer with bags of
vegetables that in all likelyhood will sit for years and eventually
and up as compost. A zuke cake or muffins will almost always get
eaten, so will a stewp. If you have a glut of zukes I recommend
grilling them, they will go fast; slice lengthwise, brush with olive
oil, season, and grill, yummy. Larger ones can be sliced into rounds,
Eat the small ones. Shred the giant ones and freeze them for baking
with in winter, because the big tough ones freeze a lot better.
If you freeze the tender ones, they have a nasty watery texture when
thawed -- but can still be used if you blenderize them or cook them to
Shred the big overgrown zukes and freeze them in freezer bags w/o any
water. Thaw and use it zucchini bread, or however else you want to cook
I've been cooking cubed zucchini slowly with a little oil, butter, and
dehydrated onion until all the excess water is boiled off (it takes a
long time because it just keeps giving off more and more water as it
cooks) The resulting mush is greatly reduced in volume, tastes good,
and it *might* actually freeze okay -- I haven't tried freezing it.
Found this great article:
Have only skimmed it so far. Must read it more closely.
By the way, I am "Primal" not "Paloe", although they
are very similar and I don't obsess on it.
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