Zukes and Cukes

Since we are becoming flush in summer squash, zucchini and cucumbers, I thought I would share some links to a few great recipes. (I usually use summer squash and zucchini interchangeably in recipes. )

Sweets: 

Basic zucchini bread http://www.bhg.com/recipe/quickbreads/zucchini-bread/

Zucchini/carrot bread http://www.bhg.com/recipe/moms-zucchini-carrot-bread-1/ 

Chocolate Zucchini Cake http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/chocolate-zucchini-cake-recipe/index.html 

Cupcakes from Martha Stewart that sound great but I haven't tried 

http://www.marthastewart.com/317832/sweet-zucchini-cupcakes

 

Savory: 

Zucchini Fritters http://realmomkitchen.com/7872/zucchini-fritters/ 

Zucchini Fries http://www.health.com/health/recipe/0,,10000001831902,00.html 

Zucchini Chips: (from my Dad) Thinly slice zucchini and/or summer squash. In a bowl or paper bag mix some flour (we use gluten free), salt and pepper. Toss the slices in the flour and then fry in vegetable oil. 

 

Pickles: 

I only have one recipe that I have tried, but I hope to try some new ones this summer. 

Spicy Dill Refrigerator Pickles 

http://prudentbaby.com/2010/07/entertaining-food/refrigerator-pickles-part-2-classic-spicy-dill-2/    These are a great beginner pickle recipe, no actual canning because you store these in the fridge. 

 

I also love to shred zucchini and summer squash and freeze them in 2 cup portions for use all winter long. I throw them into soups or make zucchini bread for a taste of summer when the weather is at its worst.

What are your favorite recipes? Share them in the comments please, I would love to try out some new ones! 

 

Posted on August 8, 2013 .