Storing courgettes

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Snowboar

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Storing courgettes
« on: July 30, 2018, 15:34 »
Can any one please tell me the best way to freeze or store courgettes  :)

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Re: Storing courgettes
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2018, 19:04 »
Cooked, they don’t freeze well,come out soggy so I make soups or ratatouille. They keep in the fridge for a few days

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Re: Storing courgettes
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2018, 19:30 »
I slice and mix with halved tomatoes, sliced onions, garlic and peppers, freeze the lot in flattened portions for winter tray-bakes. Worked ok last year  ;)
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Re: Storing courgettes
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2018, 21:33 »
I slice and mix with halved tomatoes, sliced onions, garlic and peppers, freeze the lot in flattened portions for winter tray-bakes. Worked ok last year  ;)

Do you freeze raw or cooked

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Re: Storing courgettes
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2018, 21:44 »
Grated raw and frozen in bags with as little air as possible.  Good for thickening up soups and stews in the winter.  Or adding to cottage pie base.
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Re: Storing courgettes
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2018, 22:10 »
I peel and grate and store in the freezer

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Re: Storing courgettes
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2018, 21:54 »
Freeze them after slicing and then either frying or gently steaming. Alternatively sliced and cooked for a few minutes in tomato sauce - with any/all/none of garlic, sweet pepper, chillies and mushrooms - then frozen for use over winter.

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Re: Storing courgettes
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2018, 22:12 »
I slice and mix with halved tomatoes, sliced onions, garlic and peppers, freeze the lot in flattened portions for winter tray-bakes. Worked ok last year  ;)
Do you freeze raw or cooked

Raw, works for me - sprayed with oil and sprinkled with spices or herbs as they go in the oven :)

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Re: Storing courgettes
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2018, 08:25 »
Grated raw and frozen in bags with as little air as possible.  Good for thickening up soups and stews in the winter.  Or adding to cottage pie base.

I discovered this one by accident the other day, but raw grated courgette in a burger mix is great.  I was grating an onion to go in and my hand fell on a small round courgette, so I added that as well.

Super juicy, tasty burgers and you would never know it was there.  It just disappears but adds a definite something.  OH stuffed them down saying 'Oh is this steak mince, it is lovely'.  I didn't lie, just smiled and didn't disagree   :lol:

I think it would be good in meatballs as well  :)

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Re: Storing courgettes
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2018, 20:07 »
I'd just like to grow the ..................... things.  Five   plantings and nothing, this is the third year and the third lot of new seed. They just don't seem to like me.  :D

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Re: Storing courgettes
« Reply #10 on: Yesterday at 10:26 »
I found a couple of large ones (oops) and have shredded them to be portioned in bags and frozen to make cakes, muffins, and sandwich bread.  I may cut a few up into chunks to mix with some other veg  to make a minestrone "kit" in the freezer (shorter term storage).  For most savory uses, I just eat now, preferably stir-fried with garlic and olive oil until browned bits show...yum.

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