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9/24/12 1:47 P

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I use the bigger ones. If the skin is still tender enough to pierce with my thumb nail I don't change anything other than removing the seeds. I shred it, or dice and use in casseroles, and use it for deep-fried zucchini.

If the skin is too hard then I cut the skin off and still use for deep-fried zucchini. I found the more mature ones were better because they didn't turn mushy after being fried, frozen and re-heated.

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9/24/12 10:01 A

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I once grew one that was as long as my dog...he's a border collie mix! I never ended up eating it...

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9/23/12 10:54 P

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9/23/12 10:21 P

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9/23/12 10:20 P

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I have one zucchini that "escaped" me and wound up huge. I typically don't like them that big but we still used it and I stored it in the refrigerator whole and then in parts in a plastic bags as we were going through it. Some people will remove the seeds on bigger ones; I personally don't care if it's in a ratatouille or the like.

You can make anything you want with it :) Enjoy!

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9/23/12 10:09 P

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I would be making Raw Zucchini noodles. You could also saute them as a healthier alternative to pasta.



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9/23/12 8:57 P

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I personally don't eat zucchini but what I've heard from my mother in law and my boss in the past is that as they get bigger they get "woodier". The first year we had our garden at work my boss let them grow just to see how big they would get and said they didn't taste very good.

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9/23/12 7:58 P

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DH brought home a huge zucchini. 16" long 13" round.
What to do with it?

1) Am I remembering correctly that the larger the zucchini, the milder the taste?

2) Do these larger zucchini have the same nutrients as the smaller ones?

If so, then how do I deal w/ it? Keep it on the counter until ready to use then cut up the leftover part and put in fridge?

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