such a thing as too big zucchini?

joannpalmyraAugust 8, 2010

I've heard that larger veggies tend to be tough and tasteless. A friend gave me 3 ENORMOUS zucchini today and I cleaned and shredded those suckers right away.

Will my zucchini bread, fudge cake, etc be bitter, or is big just more zucchini goodness? ~JoAnn

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susancol(7 Atlanta)

I assume you only used the flesh and not the skin/seeds? In which case I would say you should be fine, as this is what I do with my baseball bat zucchini. But the best test is just to taste the shreds and see if they taste bitter to you!

Enjoy your zucchini baked treats!
Susan

    Bookmark   August 9, 2010 at 3:17PM
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joannpalmyra

I did not peel them, but I did get most of the large seeds out before shredding.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2010 at 11:12PM
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susancol(7 Atlanta)

Well as long as the skin wasn't too tough for your taste, I still think you're fine. Especially since your plan is to use it in baked goods, where the zucchini is amost untraceable in the final product.

Here is a link that might be useful: My favorite Chocolate Zuccini bread recipe

    Bookmark   August 10, 2010 at 8:46AM
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