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ideas to use up frozen, shredded zucchini?

phoenikia May 29, 2009 09:00 AM

I have quite a bit of zucchini in the freezer. Not sure what to do with it besides soup.

Is it possible to make good zucchini bread out of zucchini that was previously frozen?

Look forward to any of your suggestions.

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    KiltedCook May 29, 2009 09:10 AM

    Tortas de Calabacita - large flour tortilla filled witrh shredded cheese, shredded squash, diced bell peppers, mexican spices, say 1/2" thick. Top with another tortilla and press a bit. cin in a large dry skillet or on a griddle, and flip to brown the other side. Cut into wedges and serve.

    1. alwayscooking May 29, 2009 09:12 AM

      Defrost, wring dry, and use as you would fresh shredded zucchini - in fritatas, bread, fritters, etc.

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      1. re: alwayscooking
        Boccone Dolce May 29, 2009 04:35 PM

        zucchini pancakes (savory) sound really good. I don't have any right now. You know, I can't see straight when HannaOne posts his scallion pancake recipe I want it so bad. I'm going to make them one of these days... anyway- fritter/pancakes get my vote

      2. David A. Goldfarb May 29, 2009 09:35 AM

        Definitely zucchini bread.

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        1. re: David A. Goldfarb
          dfrostnh May 29, 2009 10:26 AM

          last summer I found a variety of recipes on the internet including zucchini pancakes (tasted sort of like carrot cake), zucchini raisin bran muffins (fantastic), etc. I would just gently wring out the excess water. I just put mine in a colander and push down on it. Zucchini whoopie pies are great, too.

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          ChesterhillGirl May 29, 2009 10:38 AM

          This is an outstanding recipe for brownies with the zucchini being completely undetectable. I discovered this about 3 yrs ago, and I've probably made these brownies 20 times since then.

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            foodie4444 May 29, 2009 11:07 AM

            Make a meatloaf and add the zucchini to the meat mixture. Turkey meatloaves are particularly good this way because they need the moisture.

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            1. re: foodie4444
              Cheese Boy May 30, 2009 10:59 PM

              Shoot, this should work well also for turkey burgers. Great idea !

            2. scubadoo97 May 29, 2009 01:08 PM

              zucchini pancakes

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                lgss May 29, 2009 01:26 PM

                Try some in pasta sauce, pizza sauce, or throw some in homemade carrot juice.

                1. MplsM ary May 29, 2009 04:28 PM

                  My favorite side dish is mixed vegetables consisting of steamed julienne carrots, zucchini, onion and garlic. Steam 2 cups zucchini, 2 cups carrots, 1 cup onions + 1 or 2 minced garlic cloves. I add a dash of Italian Herb seasoning and a flake or two of salt. I could eat just this for dinner and be a happy girl, but I'm weird like that.

                  Ooh I'm gonna make a huge batch, eat half and throw the other half into a baking dish for my next batch of "instant breakfast" (In a 9 x 13 pan, lots of veggies - usually broccoli, a dozen eggs and some cheese, then after it's baked I cut it into squares and freeze in individual portions for instant meals).

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                    Conservexx May 30, 2009 10:06 AM

                    Zuc. Chocolate Cake, Zuc Bread, cut half of pasta noodles for spaghetti or add to the sauce, puree into fruit smoothies (adds bulk without taste; I do it everyday!)

                    1. scuzzo May 30, 2009 02:18 PM

                      Mix into a thick, non-sweetened waffle batter, cook in wafflebaker. Add chunks of cheese is desired, garlic, cayenne, etc.

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