Around spring time when people are talking about gardens and what they have planted I am always impressed with the quantity of people that plant 2-3 or more patches of zucchini. It usually doesn’t hit people that each of the patches is going to be kicking out dozens and dozens of the vegetables that would enjoy nothing better than to obtain a world record size rendering it nearly inedible. So many people end up picking them and trying to find homes for these extra hard to use veggies.
This year we decided to participate in this madness and planted a two varieties of yellow and green ones… the yellow ones might be called some sort of squash but they are the same as the traditional green ones except the color. Around the house the most functional uses of these seem to be either adding them to a bread of some sort whether a traditional loaf, zucchini bread or even muffins. One of the unique ways that The Wife prepares this that I hadn’t seen before is that she peels them then proceeds to make them into long strip like noodles… and we use them as such. They do not really have that much flavor and are actually very hard to tell them apart from regular noodles. With any luck someone I know will grow this quickly multiply garden conquer, so I won’t need to deal trying to get ride of the pounds and pounds that are produced every summer.
Are you a zucchini eater? A grower? What do you put it into or how do you prepare it?