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    Quote Originally Posted by andi&di View Post
    How about making extra pots of chutney/pickle & give as chrimble pressies?
    That's a good idea. lots of our chums are already getting pots of home made jam and packs of home grown dried herbs anyway so chutney might round things off nicely!

    went up the lottie last night again - and *still* the courgettes are coming!
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    Or you could dry them! Pounds of courgettes could be dried and kept in one jar. They taste a bit like some strange and rare fungi but are very nice. You can re-hydrate them or eat them as they are.
    Use little courgettes, very fresh, cut into 1/4 in. slices, blanch until almost tender. Drain and dry in a just warm oven or whatever. Put into clean paper bags and then into a jar.

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    Once I have dried and stored them how long will they last?


    Quote Originally Posted by Polly Fouracre View Post
    Or you could dry them! Pounds of courgettes could be dried and kept in one jar. They taste a bit like some strange and rare fungi but are very nice. You can re-hydrate them or eat them as they are.
    Use little courgettes, very fresh, cut into 1/4 in. slices, blanch until almost tender. Drain and dry in a just warm oven or whatever. Put into clean paper bags and then into a jar.

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    I got a special fruit and veg dryer for my birthday and that has proved invaluable for drying the courgettes. I haven't tried rehydrating and eating them yet but I think that they will be fine when cooked and liquidised in curry/pasta sauce.

    I have also made 8 jars of hot courgette chutney which has used a lot up too. will make another not-so-hot batch tonight to give away.

    One question: WHy do you need to blanche the courgettes first? i just cut mine up and dried them and they seem to have dried fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andi&di View Post
    I've posted a thread here a bit back "pickled courgettes".Really are very yummy!
    I did this last night ....thanks for the thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vicky View Post
    There's a Jamie Oliver one where you prepare the veg, then boil in a 50 % vinegar, 50% water soln for 3 mins, drain, add to oil (whilst hot, with lots of herbs, garlic etc) and pot up whilst hot.
    That should kill off bacteria!
    If you want to google it he did it with aubergine
    I've tried goggling it to no avail ..........
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    Just found this recipe which you could substitute courgettes in
    Spicy Eggplant / Aubergine Pickle | A Self Sufficient Life
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