Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Zucchini Flour

Zucchini is prolific in our garden and I’ve been on the search for ways to use it.  Here’s what I’ve found so far:

Zucchini Bread 
Zucchini Pineapple
Zucchini Flour
Yes, you read that correctly …  zucchini flour.  Here’s how to make it:

Wash and peel the zucchini

Using a carrot peeler, ‘peel’ the zucchini until it is all in small strips.  I used the zucchini that had gotten BIG.   I also sometimes peel the zucchini and slice it into 1/8 inch slices.  In fact, having tried both ways I think I prefer the later, but that's just my personal preference.  Both ways work fine.

Place in dehydrator and dry

When drying is complete, put the dried zucchini strips in a blender, food processor or chopper and grind it into flour.

Note:  zucchini flour would do well preserved by oven canning.

Okay, so now we have zucchini flour, what do we do with it?   Here are some ideas:

Substitute 1 cup for flour in bread recipes

As a filler in meatloaf, burgers, etc


In squash/zucchini patties

Can you think of other ways to use zucchini flour?


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