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How do you pickle zucs? Like cucumbers?


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And they can get really big as the season goes on, and can become very firm which makes it perfect for pickling and preserving in oil. .
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How do you pickle zucs? Like cucumbers?


I use this recipe, except I substitute dried basil and oregano for the mint -- http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/reci...d-mint-1970921

Addictive and excellent a served up with a slice of good Italian bread and a glass of wine, or as part of an antipasti plate. Traditionally, though, they're served as a side dish with a meal.

You need "baseball bat" zucchini (the ones you didn't around to picking for a few days...) to make them as they need to be dense and with a bit of snap. Tender, young zucchini will just get mushy.

I use a similar recipe for eggplant, and last year I tried it with mushrooms.
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The younger zucchini make a good refrigerator pickle. Works really well with a bread-and-butter brine. Great on sandwiches. I cut them lengthwise into long ribbons for this.

I make regular pickles from older squash, cut into medallions, boiling water process, etc.
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