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This Is What You Do With All That Zucchini.

Updated on August 5, 2012

Pickled Zucchini

Peel and Cut Zucchini into French Fry sized pieces.
Peel and Cut Zucchini into French Fry sized pieces.
Water, White Vinegar and Salt.
Water, White Vinegar and Salt.
Use brick or heavy plates to keep zucchini and water/vinegar/salt mixture submerged.
Use brick or heavy plates to keep zucchini and water/vinegar/salt mixture submerged.
Wait 24 hours, drain the water/vinegar/salt mixture and place the zucchini in a clean kitchen towel and squeeze out as much liquid as possible.
Wait 24 hours, drain the water/vinegar/salt mixture and place the zucchini in a clean kitchen towel and squeeze out as much liquid as possible.
Slice up a head of garlic or two if you are a garlic lover.
Slice up a head of garlic or two if you are a garlic lover.
Place the squeezed zucchini in a clean bowl, add the sliced garlic and enough olive oil to coat  and mix.
Place the squeezed zucchini in a clean bowl, add the sliced garlic and enough olive oil to coat and mix.

Pickled Zucchini

This process is not hard to do. You can use as few or as many cut up zucchini as you want to process. You can cut any shape, or slaw size that you want. I like to cut my zucchini into french fry size pieces.

It took me a few years to get this recipe just right. I use gloves, so my fingers don't get much green on them, since I've been known to cut up over thirty zucchinis at one time.

I've been hunting down Zucchini for a few years because for the past few summers we have been in a drought condition. My sister calls me... "Francesca the Zucchini Hunter." I pop up all over the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware, searching for Farm Stands. As soon as I spot a basket full of Zucchini, I'm ready to make a deal! There is always a look of shock when I offer to buy all the Zucchini that's there. My offer is just under insulting, however, the farm stand seller usually sees things my way. Either they sell the zucchini to me or they might just have to take them back home at the end of the day.

I do this with Yellow Squash and Eggplant. The process is the same for all three vegetables.

Just follow my instructions and this winter when you crack open a jar of your Pickled Zucchini, that summer time feeling will encircle your face!

These pickles are great in a salad, as a side or in your favorite sandwich.

Until we meet again...Francesca27


Pickled Zucchini

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Cook Time (No Cooking)

Prep time: 1 hour
Cook time: 24 hours
Ready in: 25 hours
Yields: 4-5 pints

Ingredients

  • 8-10 medium size Zucchini, Cut into French Fry Size Pieces
  • 1 Quart Distilled White Vinegar
  • 1 Quart Water
  • 1/4 cup Kosher, Pickling or Sea Salt
  • 2 cups Olive or Vegetable Oil
  • 1 bulb Garlic, Sliced-

Instructions

  1. Peel and cut the Zucchini into French Fry size pieces. Put the cut Zucchini in the bottom of a turkey roaster or large non-reactive bowl. Mix the water and vinegar in a pitcher. Add the salt. Pour over the zucchini, mix well. Plact the top of the turkey roaster upside down, or if you use a bowl put a smaller bowl on top of the zucchini mixture. Weigh the top down with a brick or heavy dish. (be sure the zucchini is covered with the water/vinegar/salt mixture.) Add more equal parts of water/vinegar until it slightly covers the zucchini. Wait 24 hours.
  2. Drain the Zucchini mixture. Place some zucchini in a linen or cotton kitchen towel.) Squeeze out as much vater/vinegar as you can. Place squeezed zicchini into a clean bowl. Add the sliced garlic and just enough oil to cover and mix the zucchini and garlic.
  3. Pack any size, washed and dried jar with the Zucchini/Garlic mixture. Pour olive or vegetable oil into the jars to fill up to 1/2 inch before the top of the jar. Seal with washed and dried lids and store up to one year in your kitchen cabinet. No need to refrigerate or freeze.

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    • Francesca27 profile imageAUTHOR

      Francesca27 

      5 years ago from Hub Page

      I know Mhatter99: Once you make them you will never give one away again, unless you bring a jar as a gift. Try it, it's easy.

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      Martin Kloess 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      This is weird! Not your article (it's great). I've never heard about pickled zucchini until this month. Now it's all over the place. Should I try?

    • Francesca27 profile imageAUTHOR

      Francesca27 

      5 years ago from Hub Page

      Hi Rochelle Frank: I bring a jar when I visit someone, most people never saw pickled zucchini befrore. Let me know if you give this recipe a try.

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      Rochelle Frank 

      5 years ago from California Gold Country

      Thank you.

      There a never too many suggestions for using zucchini. I always plant them, but have learned that two or three plants provide plenty to use and give away.

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