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Freezing grated raw zucchini

Posted by gran 
Freezing grated raw zucchini
February 02, 2018 03:08AM
I have a surplus of zucchini, thought about making it into fritters and freezing them but I made corn fritters last night, and tonight I reheated them in my ever so clever bench top oven and they were not as soft, were a bit dry.

So instead of freezing the zucchini fritters, I thought how about freezing raw grated zucchini.

Has anyone done this, should I squeeze the liquid out of them before freezing?

Look forward to hearing from you

cheers Gran
Re: Freezing grated raw zucchini
February 02, 2018 03:34PM
I think if you froze it raw, on thawing much of the water would drain out of it and you would be left with a soggy mess not suitable for much use. Try it with a little bit and see what happens.
Re: Freezing grated raw zucchini
February 02, 2018 05:46PM
That was my concern Lorna.
Re: Freezing grated raw zucchini
February 02, 2018 06:12PM
I have frozen zucchini puree for loaf making. Grated zucchini could be successfully used for muffins, cakes or loaves.
I am not sure about fritters as the texture is more important for those.
Courgette soup recipe here on foodlovers is delicious and could be made with frozen zucchini or make the soup and then freeze it. Either would be fine.
Re: Freezing grated raw zucchini
February 03, 2018 03:41AM
Will invite friends for a big fritter fry up so we eat them all on the day. Also will make the soup for those cold winter days (how I would love a cold winter day at the mo) - the temps in Paraparaumu have been so high its hard to cope.
Re: Freezing grated raw zucchini
February 04, 2018 11:25PM
It will be lovely to have some gorgeous green courgette soup in the freezer for later when they are so expensive in winter, they seem as elusive a memory as a cold winters day does now! winking smiley
Re: Freezing grated raw zucchini
February 10, 2018 11:11AM
I keep them in containers. All my fruits and vegs I also keep in special freezer room here in Auckland, NZ. I cook a lot and that's the only way for me to store all products. There is large variety of reliable, and low maintenance commercial cold storages and refrigerated warehouses.

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 02/16/2018 04:58PM by alanz.
Re: Freezing grated raw zucchini
February 10, 2018 09:15PM
Danube, is it possible to have the soup recipe. I've not thought of a zucchini soup. Having said that, I'm about to make a few batches of parsnip soup, as our parsnips have gone crazy, and that's great to have in the freezer.

I have frozen grated zucchini to use in zucchini slice before, which worked fine. Just squeeze out excess liquid once they have thawed.

A couple of weeks ago I made a "zucchini slice" - a sort of "self crusting" quiche, but made in a large lamington type tin. I used a few zucchini (ours were crowded by the lemon grass plant, and have only just taken off), lots of scallopini, a few carrots from the vege bin, some onions and bacon. This time I added lots of ground pepper, some mixed herbs and chilli. flakes. I tried to pile it into the tin, but in the end saw reason and also filled some Texas muffin tins, as I had grated far to many veggies. Most of it went in the freezer, then yesterday I dragged some out for lunch. They were sooooo good, so I've decided to repeat the exercise with the aim of getting perhaps 12 "meal" lots in the freezer for the coming year. Today it was a frittata using last nights left over roast and green veggies, mushrooms and some chorizo sausages that needed using up. Fingers crossed that it is as nice. Definitely a great way to use the excess veggies - of all sorts, and to have a meal already made AND no dishes!
Re: Freezing grated raw zucchini
February 12, 2018 08:57PM
Hi, I was referring to the courgette soup here on foodlovers that Helen mentions in her post on this thread. I have had a look at it and it looks delicious, just search in the recipes. I am going to make it in the next few days too.
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