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Mysweetseven 09-25-2012 04:42 PM

Zucchini Freezing
 
A friend of a friend told me that grate and freeze zucchini---does anyone else do this?? Any tricks or tips I need to know.

Thanks.

Joyful Tie Dyes 09-25-2012 04:52 PM

Re: Zucchini Freezing
 
I've never done that but I do slice it thin and freeze it that way.

3lilbubs 09-25-2012 06:22 PM

Re: Zucchini Freezing
 
I have done it, I think it's best if you save it only for using in baked dishes where it's pretty much going to dissolve. It loses a lot of volume and gets really soggy. You will need to drain it in a colander for a couple hours after defrosting it. Do-able, but not ideal. Shredded is ok, chopped no way. It turns to mush in the middles and the skin is rubbery. I try to avoid doing it at all costs. I'd rather do a zucchini bread bake a thon. :)

MamanMoore 09-25-2012 06:58 PM

I alway ado this. I shred it and package it in 2 cup ziplock bag packages, because that's how much I need for my muffin recipe. It works great.

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Mysweetseven 09-25-2012 07:04 PM

Re: Zucchini Freezing
 
Thanks ladies!!

I really did want to bake it all up in bread at once too but the grocery budget is sitting on $0 till payday :(

Palooka 09-25-2012 07:08 PM

Re: Zucchini Freezing
 
I only ever use frozen zucchini for bread too, but after grating I press out the water in a strainer before freezing. Don't know if it makes a difference to do it before vs after freezing, it's just how I've always done it. :)

Mysweetseven 09-25-2012 09:13 PM

Re: Zucchini Freezing
 
good to know, I think I would rather press before freezing just to save the time in doing in later. Thanks.

MamanMoore 09-25-2012 10:38 PM

I don't do anything to remover the liquid, it just all goes in to the muffins. I figure it would have gone in had unused it fresh. Maybe my recipes just accommodates the extra liquid well, but I've never has an issue.

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CountryChicMama 09-26-2012 11:33 AM

Re: Zucchini Freezing
 
I freeze it a couple different way (cut in wide lasagna noodles, julienne style, etc) for different dishes like vegetable lasagna or a stir fry. We love zucchini here and plant several plants every year. :)

Geckmumto3 09-26-2012 03:46 PM

Re: Zucchini Freezing
 
We also grate and freeze, pressing the excess liquid beforehand. I use it in zucchini bread and in veggie and tomato sauce for pasta.


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