Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Making Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles) For the Freezer

In My Thrifty Week Post #5 I shared a bit about the squash that I purchased last week and told you that I'd be sharing a post on what I did with it. 

This is it... 

As stated  in my previous post...I purchased zucchini and yellow squash from a friend who grows vegetables and sells them at a farmer's market. Bigger squash were 2 for $1 and medium ones were 4 for $1. My friend threw in several smaller squash for free. I spent $10 and came out with a boatload of squash! I shared several of them with my daughter and her family.
The yellow squash that I kept I saved to use and serve fresh. One of my favorite breakfasts is to saute yellow squash in a little butter, put it on a plate, and top it with fried eggs. Delicious!


The zucchini I ran through the Veggetti, turning them into noodles (or Zoodles, if you prefer) for the freezer.

Some of the noodles I cooked and served that night with Chicken Parmy (page 161 in the THM Cookbook), which, by the way, was absolutely delicious and gourmet quality in every way. It tasted like something that you'd pay big bucks for at a restaurant and it was so easy to make. My husband enjoyed it, too, so I'm sure it is a recipe that I will make again and again! 

The rest of the zucchini I spiral cut and prepared as per instructions in the video at the bottom of this post. The process is simple...spiral cut the noodles, sprinkle with salt, and work it in. The salt draws a lot of the moisture out of the squash and firms up the texture of the noodles, making them fit for the freezer. I ended up with 4 gallon bags of zoodles and 2 quarts of liquid off of it to add to soups this winter. 

I saved all the zucchini end pieces that were left over after making the spiral-cut noodles

Using my Vidalia Chop Wizard I cut the rounds into cubes and sauteed them that evening for use later in the week.

Here is the video that I watched that gave me the idea in the first place. I'm really glad that I ran across it. This will save us lots of money in the future and give us garden fresh zoodles in the middle of winter! 




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Until next time...
~Rebecca


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2 comments:

  1. Laura and I read your post after seeing it on Facebook. We ate zucchini noodles both yesterday and today. We are zucchinied out! BUT Laura S. was very interested in how to freeze it. You do it like I do. This year I haven't gone to farmer's market, and no one has given me any, but I got my fill the last couple days.

    Be blessed friend! See you next Tuesday!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU... HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU... HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR REBECCA... HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
    Love,
    Laura L.

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  2. Hey, Laura! (And Laura!) LOL! I hope you girls are having an absolutely wonderful time together! We love zucchini here and can never have enough of it. I've ate enough the past week or two that I'm probably starting to turn green! LOL! :D

    Thanks for the birthday wishes! And, yes! I'll see you Tuesday!

    Love you, friend! <3

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