Too many courgettes?

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Re: Too many courgettes?
« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2009, 19:54 »
Quote from: I'm not sure of the exact ratio of oil to vinegar but it's really tasty as a little starter and [i
keeps for months[/i].  ::)

Oh no it doesn't.  :blink: I made quite a big tub full, and they are so delicious i've eaten them all already!! Oops!  :blush:

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Re: Too many courgettes?
« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2009, 20:20 »
They had some kilner style jars in Asda last week for 1 each so I think I might go and pick up a couple to try this and the one posted by mumofstig.  Plenty of courgettes for this!

How long do you think they would last if you wanted to keep them?  Would be a great addition to the Christmas hampers.

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Re: Too many courgettes?
« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2009, 20:34 »
50:50 works fine to eat straight away, don't know if it's different if you want to keep for longer :unsure:
also look here preserved courgettes recipe

Would never have thought of this  :D :D Thanks Mumofstig

Have a way of using up excess courgettes (yes, mine are now producing like mad too  :lol: :lol:) by grating them, frying with onion and some garlic, spreading mixture in a shallow dish and pouring beaten egg over. Bake in oven until set ( about 15 mins)
You can eat hot, or sliced cold. Makes a good picnic item too. (Thank you to my friend Kate for NZ for this idea)
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Re: Too many courgettes?
« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2009, 21:25 »
I have a plan!

Snap th b*ggers off before they're any bigger than your little finger!  :D
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Re: Too many courgettes?
« Reply #19 on: July 27, 2009, 21:29 »
I went off looking for similar recipes and found this one:

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ZUCCHINI SOTT'OLIO (or Zucchini in Oil)
1o garden fresh zucchini
5 cloves garlic
Table salt
500 mls white wine vinegar
4 tablespoons of oregano (I used my dried oregano instead of fresh)
Olive oil (extra virgin was my choice here)

Slice the zucchini into 3-4 mm slices.
Place slices into a container that has vertical sides (big enough to hold a plate with bricks on top).
Cover each layer liberally with salt and mix well.
Place a plate over them and then top with a weight of about 10 kgs, or 4 house bricks.
Leave zucchini under weights for 24 hours.
Remove the weights and drain the moisture from the zucchini.
Loosen the slices with your hands then pour on good quality white wine vinegar and mix thoroughly. Allow to stand for an hour. The zucchini will seem to absorb the vinegar.
Replace the plate and weights and press for another 12 hours
Again drain the excess vinegar.
Lastly squeeze the strips by hand and place in a bowl.
Mix the pickled and dry zucchini with chopped fresh garlic, home dried oregano and hot chilli to taste, either whole or finely chopped, and either fresh or dried.
Pour 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil into prepared glass jars.
Press the vegetables, garlic and herbs into the jars, adding a small amount of olive oil as you press down, to ensure that the oil is evenly distributed.
Finally, press firmly and cover with olive oil, ensuring that you have no zucchini above the oil level.
Check after 2-3 days to see if the oil needs topping up, as the vegetables will absorb some of the oil. Seal and store.

These stay very crunchy, and are a marvelous addition to any antipasto plate.

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These are now in the jar and I have to say it looks great. I'm maybe going to manage one more week before eating - I'll let you know how they are then.
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Re: Too many courgettes?
« Reply #20 on: July 27, 2009, 21:30 »
I posted a similar subject recently "Topic: 6 million courgettes from my plot"  - some really interesting suggestions...
Now then, I am a very pleasant lad from York.  I have a decent half plot on Holgate allotments.

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Re: Too many courgettes?
« Reply #21 on: July 27, 2009, 21:35 »
I have a plan!

Snap th b*ggers off before they're any bigger than your little finger!  :D

That's the method I'm adopting - get them when they're little....   ;)

                         ....just don't blink or they get to be twice the size in no time!!
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Re: Too many courgettes?
« Reply #22 on: July 29, 2009, 21:44 »
I have a plan!

Snap th b*ggers off before they're any bigger than your little finger!  :D

That's the method I'm adopting - get them when they're little....   ;)

                         ....just don't blink or they get to be twice the size in no time!!

then there's not such a volume to deal with either  :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Too many courgettes?
« Reply #23 on: July 31, 2009, 11:10 »
This is a fantastic recipe!  Thank you so much for sharing it!

I can't wait to try it, i have lots of yellow ones and i think it will look lovely. I'm guessing it will be ok in large-mouthed jars.

Excellent.     :)
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Re: Too many courgettes?
« Reply #24 on: July 31, 2009, 13:06 »
Another 6 today but I'm not moaning yet  :lol:



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