Is it worth freezing grated courgette?

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missmoneypenny

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Is it worth freezing grated courgette?
« on: September 08, 2023, 09:16 »
I use grated courgette when making veggie lasagne ( usually in winter)  and resent buying them when I have an abundance in summer! Would it be worth pre grating and freezing for use in winter ?

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mumofstig

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Re: Is it worth freezing grated courgette?
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2023, 11:33 »
In my experience they turn into a soggy slimy mess. Squash flesh stays a bit firmer, so perhaps grow some of them for freezing.
Also, if you can store them somewhere cool and dry, they'll also last longer before you need to find freezer space for them  :)

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Re: Is it worth freezing grated courgette?
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2023, 11:40 »
Slice 'em up, fry untill golden brown, cool on kitchen paper, store in the freezer.  Simples. :D

Cheers,  Tony.
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Re: Is it worth freezing grated courgette?
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2023, 12:21 »
I generally grate some, squeeze out as much water as poss then freeze in 150-200g packs. These, when thawed, work well in fritters, bol sauce, chocolate cake and so on. Yes, soft, but perfectly usable. and saves buying horribly expensive foreign ones in mid winter.

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Re: Is it worth freezing grated courgette?
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2023, 16:37 »
I buy them when they're cheap or reduced, slice, open freeze, then bag up.  Yes they are softer but found roasting them works okay.  I also use them in soups, casseroles or mince dishes to bulk out the meat.  I've never used them grated so can't comment on that.

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Re: Is it worth freezing grated courgette?
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2023, 17:31 »
we have been picking and eating our courgettes from the allotment and my wife has made many packs of courgette soup that go in the freezer for a later date

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missmoneypenny

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Re: Is it worth freezing grated courgette?
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2023, 20:29 »
Thanks for your tips everyone. I will do as JascH does and hope it works out, itís true those Spanish ones really are pricy.


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