What on EARTH are you to do when your zucchini harvest starts to look like this, and you have already had zucchini for dinner 6 of the last 7 nights??
Below are a few things we have done, some better than others.
|Run them through the food processor and put them in the dehydrator! Great for adding to winter stews, casseroles, etc.|
|I have an Oster, 4-tray dehydrator. I filled it up and got about 1 quart of dried slices.<><><><>|
|You can also attempt to make dehydrated "chips". This attempt didn't turn out so well. We seasoned them with garlic powder during the dehydrating process. I think we would season at the end next time. Try it and let me know!|
|You can also deyhdrated shredded zucchini. Chris thinks this would make a good topping for a casserole.|
|Of course, you can shred and freeze zucchini. I did not blanch these first. We'll see if that creates a problem later.|
|Of course, as we discussed on an earlier post, you can shred and make 5 dozen types of muffins!|
But, our two favorite ways to make use of the bushels of zucchini were these:
|Use a mandolin slicer to uniformly slice lengthwise several medium zucchini.|
|Throw the slices on a medium hot grill basted lightly with olive oil. Grill on each side until done, slighly crispy is even better!|
|End up with a pile of delicious grilled zucchini slices. Chris started eating them right off the grill like a snack. We also served them with dinner one night. If you do a large batch (this was 6-8 medium-large zucchini) it does take a while.|
|As you can see....it didn't last long....|
Do you do something interesting or different with your zucchini abundance? Let us know in the comments! And, if you try out these recipes or ideas...let us know that, too!