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.
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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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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