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2012-08-29 09:37:14 AM
Oh, that's simple: Feed the zucchini to a cow, then eat the cow.
 
2012-08-29 09:45:26 AM
Good zucchini? Slice (accross into circles) and sautee in butter and salt until tender. Lots of butter -- that's the French way.
 
2012-08-29 09:50:41 AM
Zucchini is part of a vegetable Axis of Evil that includes, also, spinach and cauliflower. I consider those who attempt to feed me any of these an enemy, and treat them accordingly.
 
2012-08-29 09:54:10 AM
I like to make zucchini latkes, substituting the zucchini for the potatoes.

I'll also steam them, cut them in half, scoop out the innards, mix the innards with breadcrumbs, cheese, tomatoes, meat & herbs, and put them back under the broiler.
 
2012-08-29 09:55:19 AM

Pocket Ninja: Zucchini is part of a vegetable Axis of Evil that includes, also, spinach and cauliflower.


All of those pale in comparison to the Hitler of the vegetable world: broccoli.
 
2012-08-29 09:59:06 AM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Pocket Ninja: Zucchini is part of a vegetable Axis of Evil that includes, also, spinach and cauliflower.

All of those pale in comparison to the Hitler of the vegetable world: broccoli.


I love all of those.

SEIG VEGGIES!
 
2012-08-29 10:11:21 AM

dittybopper: Oh, that's simple: Feed the zucchini to a cow, then eat the cow.


You are so manly.
 
2012-08-29 10:25:57 AM
I like zucchini...
 
2012-08-29 10:27:45 AM
Japanese style (soy + mirin) light stir fry with carrots and onion (cut zucchini length-wise - 1-2 inch pieces).

On the grill - beef kabobs. Sprinkle on fresh crushed pepper and kosher salt. Baste while cooking with mix of worcestershire, butter, red wine.
 
2012-08-29 10:35:27 AM
Shred zucchini and use it in muffin recipes.

My wife does it all the time. It's good.
 
2012-08-29 10:38:51 AM
I like my Zuchinni sliced into rounds about 1/4in thick and then steamed for about 6-8 minutes so they are heated through but still a little crunchy. Dribble a little bacon grease on that and I am in heaven.
 
2012-08-29 10:46:36 AM
I like the zucchini in Panda Express Kung pao chicken. That's about it.

I'm white trashy that way.
 
2012-08-29 10:53:12 AM
You're reading a recipe from a girl who didn't know the difference between a zuke and a cuke in a grocery store where they are labeled.
 
2012-08-29 11:16:11 AM
What is wrong with you, Subby? I love zucchini.
 
2012-08-29 11:21:17 AM
I make Jjamppong. A Korean seafood noodle soup.

Mix Seafood
Sometimes Squid
Lots of Zucchini
Red bell pepper
Onion
5 Tbsp Korean red pepper flakes
1 Tbsp soy Sauce
1 Tbsp oyster sauce
1 cup low sodium beef broth
1 cup water
Cook up and serve over wheat or spinach pasta
 
2012-08-29 11:22:27 AM
Fried zucchini is awesome.
 
2012-08-29 11:24:08 AM

Lorelle: Fried zucchini is awesome.


Oh, this too.
 
2012-08-29 11:35:47 AM
Screw you all. Vegetables are f*cking awesome. In fact, I'm gonna roast me a few heads of fresh broccoli for dinner tonight.

For the enlightened, you should really try this sometime. All you do is cut off the woody bits, separate the florets, then toss them in a generous amount of a good olive oil. Spread the stuff out on a cookie sheet, and salt/pepper to taste. Then put the whole shebang in a 400° oven for about a half-hour. Ir's done when the tips are just a little bit crispy.

If you've never done this before, it's a goddamned revelation. Best broccoli you've ever had. Roasting really brings out the natural glutamates, so you won't even need to butter it.

This works for just about ANY green vegetable, actually. I also do it with green beans, asparagus, and ESPECIALLY brussels sprouts. Oh my GOD, brussels sprouts are fantastic roasted.

Seriously. Try this. You'll thank me.
 
2012-08-29 11:38:49 AM
Secret to making zucchini palatable requires cheese. Lots of melted cheese
 
2012-08-29 11:40:26 AM

MaxxLarge: Screw you all. Vegetables are f*cking awesome. In fact, I'm gonna roast me a few heads of fresh broccoli for dinner tonight.

For the enlightened, you should really try this sometime. All you do is cut off the woody bits, separate the florets, then toss them in a generous amount of a good olive oil. Spread the stuff out on a cookie sheet, and salt/pepper to taste. Then put the whole shebang in a 400° oven for about a half-hour. Ir's done when the tips are just a little bit crispy.

If you've never done this before, it's a goddamned revelation. Best broccoli you've ever had. Roasting really brings out the natural glutamates, so you won't even need to butter it.

This works for just about ANY green vegetable, actually. I also do it with green beans, asparagus, and ESPECIALLY brussels sprouts. Oh my GOD, brussels sprouts are fantastic roasted.

Seriously. Try this. You'll thank me.


You waste good olive oil by cooking it.
 
2012-08-29 11:41:06 AM
Does it involve deep frying it?

/DNRTFA
 
2012-08-29 11:41:43 AM
Find a recipe for carrot cake.

Replace the carrots with zucchini.

That's how you make zucchini taste good. I just had some the other day; it was delicious!
 
2012-08-29 11:42:30 AM

assjuice: You waste good olive oil by cooking it.


Better than wasting good broccoli by boiling the $#!+ out of it.

Try it. Then, if you still feel like knocking it, go for it. But you won't.
 
2012-08-29 11:42:46 AM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Pocket Ninja: Zucchini is part of a vegetable Axis of Evil that includes, also, spinach and cauliflower.

All of those pale in comparison to the Hitler of the vegetable world: broccoli.


Which pales in comparison the Judas Von Hitler of the vegetable underworld: brussels sprouts

I actually really like zucchini and, like the article says, growing it is basically idiot proof.
 
2012-08-29 11:43:31 AM
I've had it pan-fried and it's delicious.
Cukes OTOH, are disgusting.
 
2012-08-29 11:44:24 AM
Cut it in equal pieces and add salt, pepper, and garlic.

Melt butter in pan, cook it until it is done but not squishy. and soggy.
 
2012-08-29 11:44:34 AM
Subby sounds fat. Zucchini is delicious. Chop off the ends, slice it lengthwise, brush with a mixture of lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, & dijon, then grill over medium heat for 10 minutes. Lovely.

Zucchini bread is pretty damn tasty, too.
 
2012-08-29 11:44:40 AM

MaxxLarge: Screw you all. Vegetables are f*cking awesome. In fact, I'm gonna roast me a few heads of fresh broccoli for dinner tonight.

For the enlightened, you should really try this sometime. All you do is cut off the woody bits, separate the florets, then toss them in a generous amount of a good olive oil. Spread the stuff out on a cookie sheet, and salt/pepper to taste. Then put the whole shebang in a 400° oven for about a half-hour. Ir's done when the tips are just a little bit crispy.

If you've never done this before, it's a goddamned revelation. Best broccoli you've ever had. Roasting really brings out the natural glutamates, so you won't even need to butter it.

This works for just about ANY green vegetable, actually. I also do it with green beans, asparagus, and ESPECIALLY brussels sprouts. Oh my GOD, brussels sprouts are fantastic roasted.

Seriously. Try this. You'll thank me.


Roasting vegetables is the only way to go. Makes 'em all taste that much better. I make lemon-pepper roasted potatoes that are to die for. Get some potatoes, cut them how you like (rounds, wedges, cubes, matchsticks, quarters), coat them in olive oil and lemon-pepper seasoning, roast until tender. Serve with a nice thick steak and a green veggie, and you have yourself a farking dinner.
 
2012-08-29 11:44:58 AM
Put in a mixture of olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper. Slice into quarters, and put on BBQ grill. Yum!
 
2012-08-29 11:45:42 AM
Shouldn't this article have come out like last month? our Zucchini plant has pretty much run it's course for the season already...
 
2012-08-29 11:45:44 AM
Steamed, with butter and dill.
 
2012-08-29 11:46:12 AM
What part of the cow does the zucchini come from?
 
2012-08-29 11:46:14 AM
you can fry just about anything in bacon grease :))

or make latkes with em.. shred zucchini, yellow squash, onion, fennel, +a couple of eggs, flour to make it a pancakey consistency and salt/pepper.
fry em in bacon grease/butter
thank me in the morning ;)
 
2012-08-29 11:46:24 AM
big boys eat their veggies.
 
2012-08-29 11:46:27 AM

assjuice: You waste good olive oil by cooking it.


Which is why you use mid-grade extra virgin for cooking rather than the expensive stuff.
 
2012-08-29 11:46:38 AM

miss diminutive: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Pocket Ninja: Zucchini is part of a vegetable Axis of Evil that includes, also, spinach and cauliflower.

All of those pale in comparison to the Hitler of the vegetable world: broccoli.

Which pales in comparison the Judas Von Hitler of the vegetable underworld: brussels sprouts

I actually really like zucchini and, like the article says, growing it is basically idiot proof.


Brussels sprouts are amazing, and I've found that the majority of people who don't like them ate them boiled, which causes them to get all gray, mushy and nasty.
 
2012-08-29 11:47:17 AM

Pocket Ninja: Zucchini is part of a vegetable Axis of Evil that includes, also, spinach and cauliflower. I consider those who attempt to feed me any of these an enemy, and treat them accordingly.


You sound constipated.
 
2012-08-29 11:48:17 AM
I grew up hating squash. As I got older I realized I don't hate squash, I just hate the way my mom cooks it (overcooked until it's mushy as hell). Firm vegetables are the way to go for me - doesn't matter how they're cooked as long as they're still firm.
 
2012-08-29 11:48:23 AM
Does subby mean preparing or cooking zucchini? Because I'm pretty sure making it involves some advanced cloning, chemistry, or gardening skills.
 
2012-08-29 11:48:30 AM
Roasting FTW

A little salt draws out the moisture, which evaporates from the surface leaving behind the natural sugars that then brown. That's what makes roasting delicious. Just make sure the pieces are evenly sized so they cook at the same time.

Vegetables right now are quite intensely flavored, especially if they come from the midwest due to the drought.
 
2012-08-29 11:48:31 AM

PsyLord: Does it involve deep frying it?

/DNRTFA


I love fried zucchini. They've got a recipe for zucchini fritters at the bottom of the page. Looks and sounds delicious.
 
2012-08-29 11:50:07 AM

Coco LaFemme: miss diminutive: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Pocket Ninja: Zucchini is part of a vegetable Axis of Evil that includes, also, spinach and cauliflower.

All of those pale in comparison to the Hitler of the vegetable world: broccoli.

Which pales in comparison the Judas Von Hitler of the vegetable underworld: brussels sprouts

I actually really like zucchini and, like the article says, growing it is basically idiot proof.

Brussels sprouts are amazing, and I've found that the majority of people who don't like them ate them boiled, which causes them to get all gray, mushy and nasty.


My childhood is punctuated with memories of defiantly crying at the dinner table while being told I wouldn't be able to leave until I ate all my boiled or steamed brussels sprouts. I often shudder when I walk past them in the grocery store.
 
2012-08-29 11:50:32 AM
Slice longwise into 1/4" slices. Brush with olive oil and hit with salt and pepper. Grill until the slices are limp. Delish.

Cut into quarters along the axis then into 1/4"-1/2" slices along the axis. Sautee with olive oil and garlic. Toss with shaped (not linear) pasta, add parmesan, basil, and a little more olive oil.
 
2012-08-29 11:50:44 AM

Coco LaFemme: miss diminutive: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Pocket Ninja: Zucchini is part of a vegetable Axis of Evil that includes, also, spinach and cauliflower.

All of those pale in comparison to the Hitler of the vegetable world: broccoli.

Which pales in comparison the Judas Von Hitler of the vegetable underworld: brussels sprouts

I actually really like zucchini and, like the article says, growing it is basically idiot proof.

Brussels sprouts are amazing, and I've found that the majority of people who don't like them ate them boiled, which causes them to get all gray, mushy and nasty.


Agreed. Brussels sprouts with some onion & bacon are pretty awesome. The sprouts need to be fresh & crisp, though, else they're disgusting.
 
2012-08-29 11:50:56 AM
Lightly salt it then grill the zucchini. You don't have to do anything else.
 
2012-08-29 11:51:17 AM
slice it length wise in 1/4" strips (I use a Mandoline), oil and salt then grill over hardwood charcoal briquettes

tasty tasty
 
2012-08-29 11:51:31 AM
You zucchini haters are freakin' nuts. Zucchini is delicious! Last night I made zucchini and tomatoes:

Sautee two small onions, chopped, in olive oil. Add two cloves fresh garlic, crushed. When the onions are translucent, add sliced zucchini and sautee until soft. Salt and pepper to taste. At the last minute, toss in fresh diced tomatoes and cook until just heated through.

Yum.

Also delish: Zucchini coated in Old Bay and grilled to just tender.
 
2012-08-29 11:51:41 AM

miss diminutive: My childhood is punctuated with memories of defiantly crying at the dinner table while being told I wouldn't be able to leave until I ate all my boiled or steamed brussels sprouts. I often shudder when I walk past them in the grocery store.


I firmly believe that there's a whole generation out there who grew up eating shiattily prepared vegetables.
 
2012-08-29 11:51:54 AM
I dislike all squash except some cucumbers and pickles. ALL! Keep in mind that squashes are fruits, not vegetables. All comparisons to vegetables is comparing apples to oranges. They're just not throught of as fruits because they're so freaking awful. I like nearly all vegetables and most fruits, but if there's a hell for me it will be full of squash.
 
2012-08-29 11:52:14 AM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Pocket Ninja: Zucchini is part of a vegetable Axis of Evil that includes, also, spinach and cauliflower.

All of those pale in comparison to the Hitler of the vegetable world: broccoli.


i love zucchini
Heil Zucchini!
 
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